The Biology field trip to College Lake was a valuable experience where Year 12 biologists explored the A Level Ecology topic in an interactive way.

The day started with a walk where students and staff stopped at a number of habitats. At each site they could observe how conservation techniques are used and we learned how the habitats were different. The group also learned why these differences are important for maintaining biodiversity.

Following this, students were given the opportunity to practice sampling techniques with two activities. In the first activity, they used systematic sampling to test how an abiotic factor affected biodiversity in a grassland. In the second, they used stratified sampling to investigate the distribution of species in a pond.

Overall, the trip was an enjoyable and equally educational experience.