The Year 4 classes visited our Currency Creek EcoCentre this month as part of their Biological Sciences unit.
Students engaged in a range of activities that focussed on the life cycles of living things, the ecosystem and the connections between plants and animals. There was also a focus on the importance of biodiversity in an ecosystem and the protection of threatened plant species. Students were involved in the Stewardship of Endemic Endangered Species (SEEDS) Project organised through the Botanic Gardens of South Australia. Our College has been allocated the threatened plants species Calocephalus citreus to propagate and plant out at our site.
Students learnt about frogs – the life cycle, how to identify different frog species, their role in the ecosystem, and what we can do to protect them.
During the excursions, students were also involved in nature play activities, like cubby house construction and they created artwork as they spent time outside exploring the natural environment.