For our first excursion in 2017, cadets went to Bells Rapids to investigate the sustainability of the local ecosystem.
When we arrived we were in for a shock. After all the rain we have had in the last few weeks, the river was pumping. There was so much water flowing, we could not cross the river, which was a first.
Despite this, students got to work, analysing quality of water, searching for invertebrates and scoured the area for evidence of human activity and interference with the environment.
Cadets enjoyed the experience and the opportunity to explore outdoors and learn about our fantastic environment. To see some of the students work, click on the links below.