Year 7 Students Get Nearer to Nature

Today’s Seek7 Excursion to Point Walter Reserve was a unique opportunity for our Year 7 students to bring their learning to life through fieldwork.

Combining Science and Geography, the girls created a site survey and field sketch, conducted water quality tests, and carried out macroinvertebrate sampling, which produced squeals of delight with each new identification.

The weather was absolutely glorious: sunny and still – perfect conditions for our fieldwork.

It was a wonderful excursion, with our Nearer 2 Nature presenters complimenting the girls on their outstanding behaviour and exemplary manners. Today’s work supports the work on water quality and management that the girls are doing as part of their Seek7 enhanced learning program.

Madelyn Smith and Ava Collision

Madelyn Smith (Corbett) and Ava Collison (O’Donnell) tell us about the excursion:

It was a really fun, engaging and hands-on excursion. We especially like the macro-organisms activity. We found a crab which we named Crabwick! We drew field sketches of the natural environment, and we rated Point Walter for its sustainability, looked at its different features and observed how people interacted with it. We really liked this excursion. We learned a lot that we can use for Seek7!
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