Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sustainability & The Environment

We hope that you've enjoyed your first day at Science Camp!

I would like to thank Bob Austman, the Education Coordinator for Manitoba Model Forest, for sharing so much information with us throughout the morning. Bob's presentation really helped us to understand how important it is to work together to protect our forests.

Bob's presentation got me thinking about Severn Suzuki's 1992 presentation to the United Nations when she was only twelve years old, urging everyone to consider the impact we're having on the environment. You can watch Severn Suzuki's presentation here:

Over lunch, we checked out the GE SmartGrid augmented reality and we also watched a few short presentations from TED Talks that demonstrated the negative impact we're having on the environment. Here is one of the videos that we watched, featuring Charles Moore, who showcased the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch':

Throughout the afternoon, Ria (from Oak Hammock Marsh) shared some information with us about some of the many conservation efforts that are being initiated by Ducks Unlimited.

What did you like best about the first day of Science Camp? Please click on 'comments' to add your feedback below.

We look forward to seeing you again next Friday, when we take a field trip to the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Agriculture. See you next week :-)

1 comment:

  1. Today was fun, i enjoyed making the ice-cream!