MRIS’s Year 5 class has recommenced pitfall trapping research after the recent renewal of the school’s trapping licence. Students are looking at the best practice for trapping to further biodiversity in surrounding bush. This week, work was dedicated to cleaning and maintaining the traps. Year 5 teacher, Jacob Horsey said the pitfall trapping program was a great way of building the biological science work for this term into a real life activity. “It also combines Maths and data collection. We will be exploring what organisms end up calling our pitfall traps a home for the night. Hopefully there are plenty of frogs on the loose at the moment, it is breeding season and there is plenty of rain.”

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