The wonders of nature came alive as Year 10 students embarked on an exciting journey during Science Week to create a documentary.
This two-day adventure in the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden was a perfect blend of education and enjoyment where students, full of curiosity and enthusiasm, set out to create the first part of a wildlife documentary.
Divided into groups, students recorded the sights and sounds of nature at various stops throughout the garden. These stops served as living classrooms, where students could appreciate the intricacies of nature's design. From the unique 'snorkel' roots of Mangrove Forest trees to the industrious brush turkey mounds in the Coastal Sandy Forest, each habitat revealed its secrets. The Grandma Corymbia tree's hollows provided a glimpse into cohabitation between trees and creatures, while the Wet Ferny Forests immersed students in lush greenery.
Notable sightings of koalas, powerful owls, and a variety of flora and fauna highlighted the need to preserve these habitats.
The journey will continue as Coffs City Council has invited our Year 10 students to their new editing suites at Yarrila next month. Students will craft their captured footage into an educational documentary, showcasing not only their passion for nature but also their filmmaking skills.
These experiences mark a memorable chapter in Year 10’s educational journey and we look forward to their upcoming documentary.