L6 Biology Trip to Kent
On the hottest day of the year the Lower 6th Biology group headed to Wildwood Field Centre and Botany Bay in Kent. This trip is a key part of their A2 course studying ecology. We spent the morning in the woods learning about ‘mark recapture’ techniques on small invertebrates, and trapping small mammals… in fact one small mammal… a mouse! In the afternoon we headed to the very beautiful Botany bay and practiced using transects and quadrats to investigate zonation on the rocky shore; pupils also studied succession in the sand dunes.
It was a very intensive, but fun day – with plenty of experience of different ecological sampling techniques.
Having got a taste for field work, the lower 6th Biologists headed off again, this time on a Sunday to continue their Ecology studies. Investigating energy transfers and biodiversity in meadow ponds and woodland ponds; we had another very productive and fun trip!