On July 27th and 28th, the Year 7’s experienced a fun-filled excursion to the Melbourne Zoo in Parkville Victoria. This excursion aided us with our studies in Science with the topic of ecosystems and learning how animals interact with their habitats and environment.
Our day started off with getting into our PC groups. Once that was settled, each group went off into different areas of the zoo. We went through trails and enclosures such as the Lion Gorge, Frogs & Reptiles, Australian Bush, Trail Of the Elephants, Gorilla Rainforest, Wild Sea, and Growing Wild.
One of my personal favorite areas of the day was the Snow Leopard enclosure. I found the habitat quite fascinating to observe. A special addition to the day was a Zoo Keeper Talk about food webs, discussing how energy is passed on in different ecosystems. We were able to see such extraordinary animals such as Giraffes, Lions, Orangutans, Snakes and many more. On behalf of all the Year 7’s, we are grateful to have had an opportunity for an excursion such as this one!
A reflection by Queen Timogan 7I