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The Year 6 classes visited our Currency Creek EcoCentre on Thursday 11, 18 and 25 February as part of their Biological Sciences unit.

During these three excursions, students explored how the growth and survival of living things is affected by the physical conditions of their environment.

Students engaged in a range of investigations about the factors that affect seed germination and plant growth, and also focused on how water quality affects the number and diversity of macro invertebrates in wetlands and the impact introduced fish species have had on native fish.

The highlight of the day was working with Dr Sylvia Zukowski, a local aquatic ecologist, where students had the opportunity to put on waders and get in the water. Students worked together to bring in large fyke nets containing all sorts of different aquatic creates. Students then worked together to identify the different species. It was a buzz of excitement, especially when we pulled in a turtle! We would like to thank Sylvia for spending the day with us.

During the excursions, students were involved in nature play activities and cubby house construction and they created nature artworks, as they spent time outside exploring the natural environment.

 

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