Biology lesson at Tasek Merimbun
Park rangers brief the students before going in Banunih trail. Picture: Courtesy of JIS
FORTY-EIGHT International Baccalaureate (IB) and A-Level students from Jerudong International School (JIS), along with six Biology staff, recently conducted their coursework at Tasek Merimbun.
Upon their arrival, the visitors met with park rangers who took them through a 650-metre trail, which is known as the Banunih Trail. The students spent the next two days planning and carrying out their practical work on the plants in the jungle that included measuring leaves and trunks, observing lichen and diseased plants as well as checking light, water and canopy cover. The students also had the opportunity to explore the longer trail, which is known as the ‘Merimbun Botanical Trail’, before visiting the Butterfly Garden. In a JIS press statement, the trip was part of IB Diploma students’ internal assessment, which makes up 20 per cent of their overall grade. As for A-Level students, the trip gave them the opportunity to develop their field work skills of which will be tested at the end of the course.