Scientists and students
Each year we host Moruya High School’s Agriculture and Earth & Environmental Year 11 students. Moruya is on the south coast of NSW, some 650kms east of us on the other side of The Great Divide. They come out west to the “flatlands” for a science field trip.
Fortunate for them today was also the day that the team from the National Oat Breeding Program were inspecting their trial plots.
Scientists working in the field talking to Agriculture and Earth & Environment students... what a wonderful combination.
That's a long way for the students to travel. I am sure you are excellent farm hosts.ReplyDelete
Our farm is part of the six day camping field trip studying the Murray Darling Basin. Nothing like a bit first hand experience to enhance the learning... far better than just reading out of a text book.Delete
What a great idea and so informative I am sure for the students. Cheers DianeReplyDelete
A wonderful combination indeed. And one that hopefully sets seeds in place - for both the scientist and the students.ReplyDelete
Sounds like those students got an extra lesson or two that day.ReplyDelete
You couldn't ask for a better pairing. It's good that the kids get a chance to see what modern farming is all about.ReplyDelete
That is so cool! What a great way to promote agriculture and ag careers!ReplyDelete
Nice capture, but doesn't everything happen at once.ReplyDelete
Practical experience puts everything into perspective in almost every job.ReplyDelete
What a great experience for these students. I wonder if anyone else noted the beauty of the sky in contrast to the oats, as you have so beautifully captured?ReplyDelete