The year 9 field science trip to Toko Mouth y went amazingly. All students were engaged and got involved in some hands on science.
They especially enjoyed seeing some Giant Kōkopu which are one of the threatened endemic adult species of fish that ‘whitebait’ grow into.
The students showed great interest in learning about, and trying their hands at, some of the great hands on careers involving science that exist, such as freshwater and estuarine ecology, plus taking part in some riparian planting, and how this can all work together on an active farm.
They also got to look at the Akatore fault line, which is the closest fault line to us in Balclutha that has potential to cause damage.