All eyes on the fish prize – students get hands-on ecology experience

Investigator College year 6 students and year 12 conservation and ecosystem management students recently spent two days at their Currency Creek campus undertaking fish surveys with NGT’s senior aquatic ecologist, Sylvia. The enthusiastic students sampled six species of native fish, yabbies, freshwater shrimp and turtles. Low numbers of alien fish species were sampled which is excellent news considering numbers of Common Carp have been extremely high since the November flood.

This program, led by Natalie and John from Investigator College and Sylvia from NGT (plus her trusty Bernese Mountain dog who helps Sylvia in the field), provides students with an amazing opportunity to have a hands-on experience and learning opportunity about our local native fish and fauna conservation.

Sylvia Zukowski