Exploring Darwin's Waterways

This term, the Years 7 and 8 students have been studying water as a main topic in Science.

Their recent excursion to the Darwin Dam demonstrated where the water supply for Darwin comes from, how the dam was constructed and how much water it holds.

The students also toured the Territory Wildlife Park where they observed animals in their natural habitat and ecosystems.

The Park’s Wildlife Rangers showed students the Oolloo Sandbar, home to Freshwater Whiprays, Barramundi and the Archerfish.

A highlight of the tour was the chance to pet a baby Saltwater Crocodile. The Rangers explained their morphology and demonstrated how big this species can get in the wild. 

This practical experience provided a great opportunity to apply their knowledge outside of the classroom.