Year 11 set off on a cold early morning to investigate the ecosystems around the Study Centre at Longneck Lagoon. The day began looking at maps of the area and then the students getting their hands dirty to test soils. The students learnt how to approximate the heights of trees, do a transect and identify plants and rocks.
After lunch they did another transect near a creek which proved to have a different ecosystem. Dip netting in the creek was disappointing as we didn’t catch a lot due to the other school, also doing investigations, stirring up the creek in the morning.
Fortunately the day warmed up and ended with eight tired students catching the bus back to school.