ScienceX Meets the Dunes at Anchorage

3 March 2014 / Posted by admin

Year 10 Science X - Motueka High School has joined Project Janszoon through the Adopt-a-section program with a goal to restore the Abel Tasman National Park. Motueka High Schools section is from Watering Cove over to Anchorage. 

In Term 1 the first group of students were able to take part in this project through the Year 10 Science X class. The focus of this trip was to start the restoration of the sand dunes at Anchorage so that the beach and foreshore area are protected for generations to come. 

Wendy Reeve from Project Janszoon and Rebecca Martin from DOC accompanied the students on this trip, along with HOD Science Nick Wiffen and Science teacher Heidi James, which gave them great insight into the real life applications of Science. The students completed a dune site assessment and looked at the overall Anchorage area to see what could be accomplished in the future. This was a great day and experience for all involved. 

We would like to recognise and thank Project Janszoon and DOC for their enthusiasm in setting up this program and for subsidising the trip and Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi who donated the fuel and driver time to take us into the park. Without these organisations assistance it would not be possible to take the students out into the park to have this experience. 

Every term we hope to take the Year 10 Science X students out to continue the work that has begun.