Synopsis by Alice Day
Australia's earliest days are discussed in Unique Continent - Australian Environmental Studies: The Island Continent, as sections of Gondwanaland broke off to form new continents. How land features were formed on Australia is demonstrated, as volcanic activity and other factors produced mountains and plains. Natural weathering that occurred over millions of years contributed to the evolving topography, and rising sea levels helped in the formation of the Great Barrier Reef. Students will learn about Australia's geology, geography, ecology, and anthropology in this series of programs.