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