Desert Study Field Trip: Year 6

In Science, Year 6 have been extending their knowledge about living things and developing skills in observation, identification and classification. Part of this learning involved different habitats and how organisms (plants and animals) are adapted to their environment.

This term, their topic has been learning all about the rainforests. As a contrasting habitat to the rainforest, they ventured out into the desert near Al-Wathba.

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The activities, which were led by Ecoventure, included:

  • Water Sustainability: learning about the importance of conservation and storage of water in the UAE
  • Tracks and Trails: following animal tracks in the desert and identifying which animals they belonged to. The students also set live traps and even caught a small lizard
  • Plant Encounters: learning about and identifying different plants, native and non-native to the desert
  • Sandboarding: developing skills and personal qualities. The students were encouraged to try this new activity and challenge themselves.

What a fantastic fun-filled learning experience they encountered, utilising the local environment!

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