Sunday, 28 October 2007
Don't forget - the competition is open to all SHS students, staff and parents... No theme - anything Geogtastic goes!
Wednesday, 24 October 2007
Not very happy at all about the ridiculous amount of packaging it arrived with though...
Saturday, 20 October 2007
Unsurprisingly, the plans have been condemned by environmental groups... Go here to see what Greenpeace have to say about it all.
What do you think? Should Britain - or anyone else - be claiming Antarctic territory? Should mineral exploitation be allowed? Who should make the decisions about these issues?
The Pygmies have been provided with GPS units, which they are using to mark sacred trees, hunting areas, water holes, the tombs of their ancestors, areas of medicinal plants, and other sites that they want to protect. The information is then used to create a map so that the forest can be managed and developed more sustainably.
Friday, 19 October 2007
Work out your footprint and leave a comment to let us know what it was and how you are going to reduce it (if you need to!)... And if you've been to the C.A.T., tell us all about it!
Monday, 15 October 2007
We hear stories about the environment every day in the news... melting sea ice, carbon footprints, renewable energy, extreme weather events, resources running out, deforestation, animals becoming extinct, food miles, packaging, the list goes on... Many of the posts on Geogtastic have been about environmental issues and we're increasingly being told that we should be recycling, composting, walking to work/school, buying British food, switching off lights, etc.
So... over to you... Leave a comment about the environmental issues YOU'RE concerned about... ARE you concerned about the environment? Which issue worries you most? What do you to to help the environment? What else could you do??
Thursday, 11 October 2007
The third Geogtastic Photo Competition is open to all SHS students, parents and staff, and the closing date will be Friday 2nd November. Entries can be brought to me in the Hums Block on a CD or memory stick, or can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (make sure your name - and form if you are student - is included).
There is no theme this time, so anything goes, as long as it is geographical... Happy snapping!!
Thursday, 4 October 2007
For those of you new to Geogtastic, if you click on the South Georgia label at the bottom of this post, you will be able to see all the other posts about South Georgia. There are several other pictures taken from the webcam, so you can see how the weather, wildlife, etc are different at different times of the year!