On the 27th of May all Year 7 Geography classes travelled on an excursion to Minnamurra Rainforest to learn more about landscapes and landforms. We began the day with a highly informative presentation by the Minnamurra Rainforest staff on the history of the rainforest. This included a timeline of the lasting effects of those who used it from the discovery of the rainforest. We were additionally informed about the measures in place to preserve the natural beauty of the rainforest. Continuing this, our class dived deeper into the geomorphic processes that shape rainforests. (i.e: water cycle, waterfall erosion, layers that make up the land, etc.) During the next period, we used a variety of instruments to measure certain data such as wind speed, air temperature, the potential hydrogen content (pH), turbidity, relative humidity, water temperature, soil temperature, soil potential hydrogen content (pH), and light intensity. This also deepened our understanding of the climate and conditions of Minnamurra Rainforest, especially in its water and air qualities. We then travelled along the rainforest walk, which contained stunning sights. It was an awesome time for all students to reflect on the excursion and enjoy the beautiful nature around us. Generally, it was an experience of a variety of wildlife, rivers, plants, and much more, especially crossing the suspension bridges! All in all, the Minnamurra Rainforest Excursion was an incredible, educational, and awakening experience.
By Daniel Morozov, Sam Stevin, and Isaac Mitrevski.