On Wednesday the 7th of October the two 6th Year Biology classes and the Agricultural Science class took part in an ecology tour of the world famous Dublin Zoo.

The tour was organised as part of a revision trip to put theory into practise. It demonstrated all of the Ecology procedures required for the Leaving Certificate Biology course.

When we entered the Zoo we were divided into two separate groups, then given an equipment pack and a map. We carried out the various tasks for two hours including an investigation of the surrounding habitat and a survey of the different animals and plants there.

After we completed our tasks we were given an hour to walk around the zoo and look at all of the animals. There were elephants, sea lions, penguins and monkeys. We saw the amazing enclosures such as the African Savannah, the African Plains, the Reptile House and the Gorilla Rainforest.

The trip was beneficial to each student that attended and it was a huge opportunity to practise the theory we learned in class.

Amy, Aoibheann and Hazel.