Published on: 10 August 2023

As part of the Year 7 Biology program, students visit the Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre where they perform a variety of ecological sampling techniques.

On Friday’s sunny excursion, the boys tested the water quality of Herdsman Lake by testing for pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, nitrate, and phosphate content. They also conducted a scoop net investigation, identifying and tallying various macroinvertebrates, and surveyed flora and fauna in the wetland area.