As part of their Interdisciplinary Science and Geography studies, Year 9 students engaged in a field study at Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary in the Adelaide Hills. Students were asked to investigate how Warrawong and similar sanctuaries maintain the health of their biome, including native flora and fauna species. Showing resilience in some very chilly winter weather, our students engaged in water testing to draw conclusions on the health of the platypus habitat, interviewed sanctuary keepers about their interventions and management strategies, and viewed a wildlife conservation show, where they were given the opportunity to learn about rescued native Australian mammals and reptiles. A valuable opportunity for students to apply their learning from the classroom into a real-world context!
English and Humanities Teacher