Science Week at Chinaman Garden 2014

News article posted on 21 August, 2014

Mooroopna Primary School Grade 5/6 students were at Chinaman Garden on Friday 22 August for lessons based on the Science Week 2014 theme: 'Food for our future: Science Feeding the World.

The Grade 5/6 students walked from school to Chinaman Garden, located along the Goulburn River in Mooroopna. It was a lovely sunny morning, perfect for the outdoor classroom setting.

The students rotated through three half-hour sessions learning about:

  • Native Fish - Fishing guidelines and regulations - presented by Fisheries, Department of Environment and Primary Industries
  • Wildlife and the food web – RiverConnect, Greater Shepparton City Council
  • What we drink - presented by Water Watch, GV Water

At the end of the session, they shared what they had learnt with the rest of the group before the walk back to school.

Mooroopna Primary are so fortunate having the river a short walk from their school!

Thank-you Megan Hunter for organising this event, to the students and teachers who came along and for the presenter David Hodgkin, GV Water; Andy Benton from Fisheries, DEPI and work experience student Katherine from LaTrobe University Albury Wodonga.