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Year 7 experience pond life in Centennial Park

From the Head of Geography, Adam Wallington

As part of the Stage 4 Geography course, students study the importance of water as a resource, the operation of the water cycle and water scarcity and management. Last Friday, Year 7 undertook mandatory Geography field study to Centennial Park Wetlands Education Centre. This wonderful resource and facility provided an opportunity for Year 7 to undertake orienteering activities. Moving around the different ponds, students conducted experiments to discover and explore the role of water on flora and fauna. Students also were able to assess the impact of the humans and the built environment on water availability and water quality.

The day was a great success with lots of smiles and interaction. More importantly, students had a live learning experience; being outdoors with friends and enjoying the beautiful day and space that Centennial Park has to offer. Centennial Park is a unique environment. Located less than 5km from the heart of the CBD, this expansive space is home to a of range wetlands, ponds and animal and plant species.