On Monday 9th January, Whitley Academy Post 16 biology students travelled to Dol-y-Moch, Snowdonia, North Wales, to develop their understanding of practical ecology.
Ecology is a branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.
The aim of the course was to give the students opportunities to apply their learning to three different environments, the rocky shore, sand dunes, and a forest. Students gathered samples in each of these environments, ready for the ecology essential practical required for their exams.
The students made excellent progress and were very enthusiastic in conditions that made collecting samples challenging. We hope this experience has given them confidence to perform well in their exams.