Senior 1 Fieldwork  at Xrobb l- Ghagin Nature Park – February 2018

On Friday 16th February, Senior 1 students went to Xrobb l-Ghagin Nature Park at Marsaxlokk for their Science-Geography fieldwork.  At the park the students were greeted by Ms. Esther Sammut Carbone who was their guide for the day.   The students were asked to observe the beautiful surrounding area from a vantage point; here Ms. Esther explained the possible origin of the name ‘Xrobb l-Ghagin’.  After, the students passed from the nature trail in between the trees so as to bond better with nature.  A clear description of plant adaptations and habitats was explained to the students.

The students were then assigned a plant identification exercise.   During this task the students had to recognize the leaves that were given through a series of questions.  The students were also given the opportunity to meditate during the silence exercise.  The last tasks was the quadrat sampling where the girls had to count and identify the different species found in the quadrat.  To conclude the day, Ms. Esther passed on some samples of animal or animal remains that live in the park-area and reminded the students, that in life we have to appreciate nature and live sustainably so that there is ‘enough for everyone and for ever’.