Exploring Nature in the Outdoor Classroom

Year 9 students venture to the Outdoor Classroom to study biodiversity.

Year 9 Biology students are out exploring nature once again! Biology learning is always begun with trips to the on-campus Outdoor classroom. Here they explore our state of the art urban ecosystem focusing on finding and documenting as much of the biodiversity as possible in this impressive natural feature.

Students caught and released over 50 species during the week. From this assortment of life, they will focus on one species and photograph it in the field. They will work on identifying and hand-drawing the species. Drawing the species is not about art so much as it is to cause students to focus on the minute details of their target species. Such intense focus may not happen if they just photograph the species. It’s an excellent way example of hands-on learning!

Year 9 in Outdoor classroom