CSIRO led Stage 2 Geography Fieldwork
On Tuesday 13 June our Stage 2 Geography students undertook a fieldtrip to investigate the health of an ecosystem of the Botanical Gardens. The excursion was led by CSIRO research scientist Dr Adam Liedloff.
The Stage 2 students have commenced work on creating their own geographical investigation. The fieldwork gave them the opportunity to extend on their planning and to think like scientists – notice changes and differences in various parts of the ecosystem; then use these observations to brainstorm questions and hypotheses to investigate; and experiment with data collection methods.
Dr Liedloff provided the students with an invaluable insight into the workings of a true scientific mind – the endless possibilities of questions to consider and investigate in one location. Guided by Dr Liedloff, the group had an opportunity to discuss their interests and values that helped them to come up with ideas for their individual investigation.
The collaboration with CSIRO will continue next Semester, with Dr Liedloff providing assistance with GIS mapping and data analysis for the duration of the fieldwork unit. Darwin High School thanks CSIRO and Dr Liedloff for their continued support.