Students in grades 9 and 11 at Sandalwood Heights had the opportunity to interact several exotic and endangered animals during a visit from animal rescue agency, Hands On Exotics on June 3. As part of their science, biology and environmental sciences, students were able to:
• experience first-hand animals with specific adaptations that make them suited to their environments.
• learn about characteristics and interactions of biotic and abiotic components of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem in which these animals thrive, and to describe the importance of these components in sustainable ecosystems.
• discuss endangered animals and the risks they face
This was a fantastic opportunity for students to develop an appreciation for animals and understand the human impact on the sustainability of animals!