Year 3 and Year 4 students visited the Georges River Environmental Education Centre and Simmos Beach this week. The excursion enabled students to participate in hands-on science activities to consolidate their understanding of sustainability, which had been the focus of their integrated unit work during Semester 1.
Students visited various sites on the Georges River to test water quality. By analysing water samples, they tested the turbidity of the river and identified phosphate and pH levels. The excursion also included a bush walk to look at iconic Australian flora and fauna such as eucalyptus and gum trees, kookaburras, as well as some unique protected species: Nodding Geebung, Sydney Plains Greenhood Orchid, Small-flower Grevillea, Downy Wattle, Little lorikeet and Grey-headed flying fox.