Monday, 1 December 2014

Year 5 and 6 at the Royal Botanic Gardens

What a great day at the Royal Botanic Gardens! 

The year 5 and 6 students learnt a lot about climate change today. They walked through the green house to learn how the Earth traps heat and discovered many ways to conserve water. They even planted their own indigenous plant to take home.

This tree was struck by lightening and split right down the middle 45 years ago. They saved it by using cranes to push it back together. There are cables in the branches to hold it together. You may even be able to see the scar in the middle of the trunk!