A visit by Natasha, from South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL) had our science rooms in a buzz last week.
The Year 7 students got up close and personal with the fascinating world of the macroinvertebrates which live in our waterways, learning about food webs in our river systems. Using the information and knowledge gained, students helped to identify the health of the waterway they were studying.
Year 8 students learned about catchments, nutrients and algae but also how complex river and wetland ecosystems are. They learned how animals and plants interact with other animals in the system and discovered just how reliant they are on each other when an algal bloom occurs!
Year 9 students got hands-on with a range of local native plants to learn about growth, features and traditional uses. Students also learned about the Noongar seasons and how the traditional landowners used the various plants at different times of the year.
Many thanks go to Natasha and SERCUL for their assistance with these practical and relevant lessons about our environment.