Wetlands & Biodiversity
The grade nine science classes studied the importance of wetlands and the roles that they serve, including preserving biodiversity.
The students had a chance to visit a local wetland, Cootes Paradise. The Nature Interpreter took the class on a hike, pointing out various invasive species along the way. Students were able to see the Fishway that keeps invasive carp out of Cootes Paradise and to do some water quality testing as well.
Though it was cold and raining, being out in nature is always a great experience. Some students saw some deer just off the path and others saw a heron pick a fish right out of the water.