As part of the Humanities course students at Year 9 undertake a field trip to look at different biomes around Melbourne. This is a follow up to their studies of Grasslands of the World. The students are set tasks at each stop such as recording weather details, cloud cover, temperature and to make geographical observations. At each stop they also have to examine the soil and plants and to draw a land use transect which has to be fully labelled and include their observations.
On Monday 25th May, 9 Hakea went on their field trip. The three stops for observation and completing the transect were at Essex Reserve, Churchill National Park and Upper Ferntree Gully Park at Tremont. The students carried out their work very conscientiously and were keen to discover the animals and plant life. They saw evidence of kangaroos and rabbits along with the bird life such as Kookaburras and Crimson Rosellas. They were also surprised to discover a number of fungi which they did not know about The data collected will form another assessment task to finish off this topic. We were complemented on their behavior at the different sites and at McDonslds where we stopped for lunch. Fortunately we were blessed with good weather and hope this continues for the other classes.