Yesterday the Grade 12 Environment Management class witnessed firsthand a number of the efforts being carried out to help remediate the Hamilton Harbour Area of Concern including: the Cootes Paradise Wildlife Sanctuary, an RGB Fishway demonstration and other work underway to restore the biodiversity of this area.
The students also completed water quality indicator tests and learned more about the process currently underway to contain the contaminated Randle Reef site in the Harbour.
The afternoon was spent at McMaster University participating in two fascinating interdisciplinary learning experiences. At the School of Physics & Astronomy the students participated in interactive Physics demonstrations on soft- and- hard-condensed matter; and, magnetic levitation trains.
Later on, at the School of Geography & Earth Sciences, the students visited the 3D Visualization lab where they learned about the applications of geotechnologies in environmental studies and other disciplines.