Fiordland College Y10 classes investigating a little stream in the Kepler area as part of their freshwater study.
Last week the Fiordland College Y12 Biology class investigated the biodiversity of the forest and its stratification along transects adjacent to a section of the Kepler Track, between the Control Gates and Dock Bay 😉 📸 M. Jones
Fiordland College Year 12 Geography students use the Kepler for their research assignment. They look at the relationship between elevation, climate, and vegetation. Always great to get out on the track (which is currently very busy because of interruptions on the other Great Walks due to flooding). The students start on the lakeshore at 200m and ascend to the bushline at 1000m. Awesome to have a visit from a kea along the way. Huge thank you to Fiordland Outdoors Co. for your support of this activity and conservation in wider Fiordland!
Yesterday, Fiordland College Y10Fr students had their practice run in the Upukerora River. Next week they will venture into the Kepler area and explore a small creek draining into the Waiau River as part of their Stream Study programme.
...And here few pics from the frolicking KRTK station last Saturday... looking for freshwater critters!
Better late than never... few more pics to follow 🙃 Also, a big THANK YOU to all* involved for organising and taking part in this year's event. *Rangers, educators, teachers, parents, whānau, student helpers and children
Photos from Mararoa School's post
This morning Fiordland College Y10 students started making Bioramas of stream ecosystems... We are looking forward to see these completed! Fiordland College Y10 Science / Freshwater Study is in its fifth year running. A fantastic effort from all involved. The students will also be heading off into the Kepler to investigate one of the streams... 😉
There are not too many penguins in the Kepler....but they are awesome birds (that act like fish?) Well worth checking out.