On Thursday 5 and Friday 6 April, thirty keen students from Years 3-6 sacrificed two days of ‘normal’ school to join together at Camp Kedron to further
their understanding of the environment. They were split into two teams under the expert care of Auseco guides. They were taken deep into the
bush surrounding Camp Kedron to learn, discover and grow their scientific knowledge. God blessed them with amazing weather, safety and a lovely time
enjoying his amazing world.
Here are some of the things they did:
- Explored the features of the environment that could impact the plants and animals living there
- Took water test samples of creeks to determine pollution levels
- Used nets and containers to classify and study water creatures – their guide even caught a crayfish to show them!
- Closely examined plant species to determine native and weed varieties
- Shook leaf branches onto white card to discover the creatures residing in them
- Collected small creatures in sample containers to identify and examine under hand lenses – their guide even caught a funnel web spider to show them!
- Collected any rubbish they found in the bush
- Ate some amazing morning tea and lunch provided by the Camp Kedron staff
- Played some great games with mates – new and old.
Special thanks to the parents who assisted with lifts and supervision over the two days! The kids had a blast and we now have some highly skilled Eco Warriors
to join in protecting our native flora and fauna.