Year 9 Science Currumbin Sanctuary visit

 Currumbin Sanctuary 2019

Seeing animals and the habitats they live in at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary was a very fun and exciting day.

In Year 9 Science, we have been studying animal adaptations. This field trip showed us different animals and how they fit, by adaptation, into their location or habitat. The most interesting thing I learnt was that when koala joeys are first born, they are only the size of a jelly bean and crawl into the mother’s pouch on their own to develop fully in safety.

Cassandra Grioli
Year 9 Insider
The Year 9 Currumbin Wildlife Excursion was a fantastic learning experience.

From the smallest bugs and insects to the largest saltwater crocodiles, the park displayed many native and exotic animals found from all across the globe. We made many stops throughout the park, but two most memorable places were the “Lost Valley” and the “Reptile Section”. The Lost Valley was a section in the park that exhibited the many animals found in the rainforest, and jungles throughout the world. There was a section in Lost Valley that allowed all the birds and the ring-tailed lemurs to roam free among the visitors and even interact with them. The Lost Valley also displayed many sculptures of prehistoric creatures, including dinosaurs, and explained the origins and the story behind these creatures.

The Reptile Section, however, displayed all the descendants of these dinosaurs, these included alligators, lizards and snakes. The overall experience of the park was an extremely unforgettable and remarkable experience and was highly enjoyable for all Year 9 students present on the day.
Max Tanaka
Year 9

Following the Year 9 excursion to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary,  I interviewed Year 9 student, Taylor Robinson. 

The highlight of the excursion for her, she told me, was being able to see all the animals and learning interesting facts about them that she never knew before. “We are currently learning about ecosystems and adaptations in class,” Taylor said.  “The excursion improved our knowledge of what structural, behavioural and functional adaptations are.
“The lorikeet we met was named Skittles,” Taylor told me. “The most interesting thing I learnt about lorikeets is that they have a brush at the end of their tongue to collect all the nectar from flowers.”
Grace Ivens
Year 9 Insider