Year 7 and 9 Wetlands and Bushland Incursion

The Sustainability and Environment Team welcomed the Year 8 – 10 cohort’s return to the College this week.  SET teamed up with the Science and Technology learning area to deliver an exciting bushland incursion and activities to enhance the Year 7 Habitats and Interactions and Year 9 Ecology home learning unit. The Year 9s visited the College wetlands and bushland to observe and record the Mullum Mullum Valley flora and fauna species and study how these interact with their surroundings. Beeswax wraps were designed and created to highlight the need to reduce disposable lunchbox waste to create sustainable action. SET encourage families to minimise waste in lunchboxes. Avoid single use packaging and replace with containers, beeswax wraps or compostable/recyclable packaging.  The Year 7s observed and classified local aquatic macro invertebrates collected from the College wetlands. These were classified and recorded using the Melbourne Water Waterbug Blitz citizen science program. 7L were able to determine the College wetland had low pollution levels due to the highly sensitive organisms populated the wetlands.