Year 9 Trip to Oxford
Last week a group of 48 Year 9 students attended the Christmas lectures at Oxford University Natural History Museum. The students heard about evolutionary drivers on islands and how they are homes to the most unusual species from a member of the Earth Science Department. In the second lecture, George McGavin shared his enthusiasm for trees--in particular the oak tree, a subject he presented a series on for BBC. He told us that a mature oak can be home for up to 470 different species of insects!
In the break students were able to browse the museum and look at the exhibits including a 4.7 billion year old meteorite and a dodo. They also had an opportunity to get some hands-on experience with stick insects and hissing cockroaches, as well as make a shark Christmas tree decoration. The students were a real credit to Sheldon and a good day was had by all!
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