29 May 2023

Activities Week – Lower Sixth trip to Harcourt Arboretum

Chloe (L6C) shares her day at Harcourt Arboretum during Activities Week 2023

Our day at Harcourt Arboretum began with Lower Sixth biologists exploring the wildflower meadow.

We identified many species found in the area and used our quadrats to take samples. With our data, we calculated Simpson’s Diversity Index and compared our results with one another. This allowed us to see differences in species’ richness and evenness due to varying conditions. Lunch involved us taking photos of the peacocks as they attempted to steal our food. They joined us on our tour around the arboretum where we learned about different species of trees, sustainable timber production and multiple conservation methods.

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