YOUNG scientists from Sir John Deane’s College were given an insight into environment management when they visited Marshall’s Arm nature reserve in Hartford.
The trip allowed students to work alongside Vale Royal Borough Council ranger, Martin Harrison and Stuart Poucher, chair of the Marshall’s Arm management group to find out exactly how the reserve is managed.
During the visit, the AS level environmental studies students were also quick to explore the “biodiversity” of the “arm” of the River Weaver, which gives the reserve its name.
Pauline Lowrie, head of Biology at SJD, said: “It was a wonderful opportunity for the students to gain first hand experience of nature reserve management, using an example on their doorstep.”
The visit took place at the end of the students’ first full week on their AS course, on September 12.