On 4-7 February 2019, Biology Student Assosication or commonly called HIMBIO, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Airlangga conducted a training and development of field research (P3L) in Raden Soerjo Forest Park, particularly in Cangar hot spring bath, Batu. This activity was participated by the study groups in HIMBIO and intended to train students, especially first and second year students to conduct field researches.
This activity was participated by 7 study groups, namely Manguni that observed birds, Isoptera that observed soil bugs, Pteridophyta that observed land ferns, Thermobacteria that isolated thermophilic bacteria, Bacteria that isolated Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria, Herpetofauna that observed herpetofauna, and lastly Biotics that observed tolerant gastropods in hot spring flow.
The activity that went on for four days really demanded cooperation, idea-sharing, patience, and good attitude towards nature. At its core, this field activity involved sampling and direct observation in the morning and in the afternoon. On the first night, the daily activity was reported. On the second night, alumni of Biology Department was present to share their experience while studying in the university, working, and conduct a business. On their last night, there were a seminar on the temporary research results and a discussion led by lecturers as field research advisors, namely Dr. Hamidah, M.Kes., Dr. H. Moch. Affandi, M.Si., M. Hilman Fuadil A., and Almando Geraldi , S.Si., Ph.D.