On Tuesday 2 September our Year 11 Senior Science and Biology classes had an excursion to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney to support the work they have been doing in class on plants and evolution. It is the largest botanic garden in Australia. Situated on former farmland, it contains remnant Cumberland Plain Woodland, a critically endangered ecological community of the region. Each class was closely guided through a set program related to their studies. The Senior Science class was lucky enough to have their lesson in the newly built Australian Plantbank, a state of the art facility. The day consisted of three parts: a theory lesson; a practical lesson where they experimented with pre-treatments for germination of seeds and a tour through the Botanic gardens. The information learnt will be invaluable to their studies in the future. We would like to thank Mrs Woods for giving us this amazing opportunity to enrich our learning.
By Grace Sullivan