Year 7’s Take a walk on the wild side
In Science the year 7’s are currently studying a unit on Ecology. Last week the students visited Serendip Sanctuary as part of their Science program. This is one of the highlights of the semester. Students had the opportunity to make links between classroom theory and the real world.
The trip included a nature walk, run by the park rangers, where students were able to explore their local habitats. During the walk, the students were able to participate in rich conversations about Australian habitats, with a focus on the endangered grasslands. One group was lucky enough to see two Brolga birds perform part of their daily mating dance, which was a real highlight of the trip.
The students also participated in some hands on learning, which included investigating the invertebrate life in Serendip’s pond. Overall, the trip was a great success and the students will take away a deeper understanding of their local environment. The students should also be able to use what they observed in their next Science assessment, where they are asked to research a chosen Australian habitat.