Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Young Geographer of the Year

It is Young Geographer of the Year time again, so if you fancy winning a trip to the Himalayas or a mountain bike, then check out the website of Geographical Magazine and find out more...




This year's theme is Explore Your World, and you need to get out there and do some investigating! The closing date is 30th April, so get thinking about some ideas!

8 comments:

Anna.S said...

I've just been looking in the January issue of "Geographical", it mentions some ideas, e.g. doing a survey of where you live. Would observing the local habitat for wildlife count do you think?

Miss Ellis said...

I guess it would depend how you did it... We will have a chat about it tomorrow and we might do something with you all in a Tuesday lesson after we've finished the Swanwick stuff.

Anna.S said...

The subjects you could do are just so vast. For 16-18 years old the maximum word limit is 1,500 which sounds a lot but isn't really when you think about it. It's hard to know where to start with it all.

Miss Ellis said...

The wonders of Geography... the possibilities are endless!!!

Anna.S said...

Thats what i like about Geography :)

Anna.S said...

I've just been researching about the Geographer of the year, looking at some of the suggestions and advice. I'm hopefully going on holiday soon to the Isle Of Mull, so i may carry out some work there if i can, maybe get involved with the eagle survey in the breeding season. Not to sure if that would be allowed though.

Miss Ellis said...

That sounds great Anna. I will look again at the instructions/guidelines over the weekend. There will certainly be something on Mull that you can do though!

Anna.S said...

Yeah definitely, Mull is such an amazing place.
This could be interesting, i could look at the distribution of plants and birds (a lot of rare birds on Mull such as golden eagles, especially on mountains) for example up Ben More (admittedly a hard climb, but it would be worth it). Or i could do a similar thing in the Peak District, yet Mull would be better.