For Science Week, 2020, the theme was “Deep Blue”. We were really lucky to have Kurt Krispyn – a marine scientist, come to our school and talk about his journey to where he got to today. He spoke about how being a Marine Scientist was his passion at a young age. Currently, he has featured in a published Science journal, is creating a documentary and has even possibly discovered a new species of fish on his latest field trip.
"If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life."
The presentation was interesting, fun and informative. We learnt that in Western Australia, we had broken the world record for having the saltiest fish in the sea. Kurt showed us videos taken during his field trips, including videos tagging fish and observing whales and their calves. The information presented to us went well with what we were learning in Science because he used separating techniques to identify organisms and test the concentration of waterways.
At the end of the presentation, we asked him some questions and figured out the big mystery… "Do fish evaporate?” ( a Year 7 inside joke ). Along with learning about Science, we learnt about the importance of passion and that “If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life”.
By Leela Baird and Bonnie Pere ( Homeroom 7.3 )