In order to study classification and adaptations, Year 7 went on an excursion to Featherdale Wildlife Park. They enjoyed seeing a large variety of Australian animals as well as some from other parts of the world. The lesson with the Education Officer was informative and engaging, with students being given detailed information about Shingle-back Lizards, Koalas, Tawny Frogmouths and Children’s Pythons. Students were given the opportunity to touch these animals to compare their body coverings, but many were wary of the snake. This was an excellent way to study classification and adaptations as students were able to see the animals and their features first hand. Students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Here is what some of our students said about the day:
Isabella: On Monday, the 16th of October, Year 7 students went on an excursion to Featherdale Wildlife Park, where they learnt about different Australian animals and how to classify them.
Students arrived at the Wildlife Park by bus and were later placed into three groups. The different groups of students were taken to the various animal enclosures. The animals present ranged from mammals, birds and reptiles. Some of the most notable animals that were seen at Featherdale Wildlife Park were the koalas, the dingo, saltwater crocodile and others. Generally, this event was a great learning opportunity for all those who attended and it gave light to the unique and diverse species of animals that Australia has.
Joshua: 2 weeks ago Yr 7 went to the Featherdale wildlife park. We learned how to classify animals and we also got the chance to pet many special animals. We completed a booklet throughout the day. After we got back to school, we completed an assignment based on the information we collected in the booklets. We enjoyed a whole day to learn about these special animals and the amazing creation of God.