As an important component of their course, the students of Year 11 studying Biology IGCSE and of Year 13 studying A Level Biology, visited the Environmental Centre in Episkopi, Paphos this month to complete a project. They conducted an ecological study as part of their curriculum programme. The area visited is a Natura 2000 site, which is the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world. It offers a haven to Europe’s most valuable and threatened species and habitats (more information here: https://ec.europa.eu/envir…/nature/natura2000/index_en.htm).
They watched a short documentary on the ecosystems of the river valley and were fascinated by the endemic species found in this region. They took a long walk down to the Ezousa River where they observed the different ecosystems of the valley. Our keen students took many pictures and conducted a small,but significant, study along the banks of the river. The students had a super day out, learning about the practical side of Biology whilst enjoying the outdoors, along the Ezousa River Valley. The outing was a great success as it was thoroughly appreciated by all after a long period of strict pandemic measures.