News and events for staff and students in the School of Biological Sciences at Plymouth University
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
What we got up to in Induction week 2012
It's a worm
Mixing up mustard
Smell that soil!
Every year in Induction week we go on a trip to Mt Edgcumbe country park just across the River Tamar from Plymouth, in Cornwall. Previously the Biologicaol Sciences group have gone on a fungal foray, but this year we decided to do a couple of more structured activities based on OPAL (OPen-Air Laboratories) materials. We spent a bit of time digging holes in the grass (with permission!) doing an earthworm survey, with variable success (there were a lot of rocks where we chose to dig), and also looking a lichens and sycamore leaf spot as indicators of pollution (or lack of pollution). Here are a few pictures.