Year 11 Biology Camp

Last week, the Year 11 Biology class spent an amazing two days conducting fieldwork at the Perth Hills Nature Centre in Mundaring and the Perth Zoo.

As part of the Western Shield Marsupial Monitoring Program, the girls were delighted to trap a mother Brushtail Possum and her baby. The data recorded from this encounter is used in an ongoing research project with the Department of Parks and Wildlife. The girls also conducted plant quadrat surveys and studied the Jarrah-Marri Forest ecosystem.

Biodiversity and Captive Breeding Programs for endangered Australian fauna were explored at the Perth Zoo.

The camp was a great success providing students with valuable ‘hands on’ fieldwork and bringing ‘real world’ relevance to the concepts learnt in class.

Maree Barker |Science Teacher

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