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ESS Excursion to Mount Coot-tha

 
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On the 26th of February 2019, the Year 11 ESS students went on an excursion to Mount Coot-tha.

This excursion was a vital component of the one of the ESS assessment units, which required the students to investigate the abiotic environments of Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens by completing a field journal and writing out an investigation task.

The first stop of the journey was at the top of Mount Coot-tha, where we managed to catch a glimpse of the beautiful city of Brisbane. During our trip, some of the biome regions that we explored were the open eucalyptus forest, the grassy ridge, the high ground and lower ground subtropical rainforests and the melaleuca wetlands. There, we compared, observed and measured the differences between the different biome conditions. After exploring all the biomes, we had a nice and relaxing lunch with a view of the garden.

Finally, our last stop of the journey was the Tropical Display Dome and the Arid Biome. In there, we observed and compared traits and characteristics that allow the plants to survive in these different conditions.

It was a stress relieving experience being in nature. Taking in the fresh air and serene environment of Mount Coot-tha along with friends! Even though the day was filled with unpredictable weather, I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to take a moment to appreciate and learn more about nature.

...article written by Rachel Yee, Year 11

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Last reviewed 21 March 2019
Last updated 21 March 2019