Neerim District Secondary College's Big Dig

5 May
A student from Neerim District Secondary College participates in the Big Dig
A student from Neerim District Secondary College participates in the Big Dig

Neerim District Secondary College took part in Bug Blitz’ The Big Dig Program on 30 April 2014.

Mr John Caldow of Bug Blitz facilitated the visit which engaged 30 year 7 students in ‘hands on’ biology and biodiversity. The program involved classroom activities such as making their own Berlese traps and setting them up ready to add samples.

The students, teachers and facilitators then headed out on a field trip to a nearby swamp where they built quadrants and collected live samples as well as the collection of one square metre of leaf litter. Students observed and correctly labelled specimens before returning to school to examine and begin capturing images using a digital microscope.

An exciting outcome from the program was that a mystery insect was captured and sent to Dr Ken Walker at the Museum of Victoria which was later identified as an aphid.

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