This week we were lucky enough to have a visit from Sally Silverstone a former ‘Biospherian’. Sally was one of eight scientists that spent two years locked inside ‘Biosphere 2’ an American Earth science research facility located in Oracle, Arizona. Sally held two workshops; one for our Year 11 and 12 IB Biology students and one for our Year 9 students; all of whom have been learning about biomes and ecosystems.
After her presentation the students were tasked with planning and designing their own biosphere with a view to humans migrating to Mars. Sally was exceptionally impressed with our student’s creativity and logical problem solving skills.