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Esher High students meet Wildlife at RHS Wisley

Fifteen students from Esher High were invited to the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley to attend a prestigious event exploring the fascinating subject of Animal and Plant Interdependency.

Esher High School was one of only four schools given the opportunity to attend a 1 day course of workshops and activities, meeting wild birds and animals such as chameleon, iguana’s, snakes and large stick insects. RHS Wisley had organised a team from Birdworld in Farnham along with wildlife presenter Martin Rapley as part of the day discovering how plants and animals depend on each other for survival.

Students were able to learn about life-cycles, feeding relationships and habitats. A team of RHS Wisley entomologists worked with the students using microscopes to discover the interdependent relationships that exist within ecosystems. They were shown how plants adapt to different climates, during a tour of RHS Wisley’s stunning glasshouse where RHS Wisley nurture an amazing array of species of plants that grow within different climatic zones.

It was a great day for the students who were able to have hands on experience of this fascinating subject. Click on film below to watch a hungry Chameleon at work.