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Kids' Corner. Facts on the Rainforest. Rainforest Animals. A peak into Australia's alpine region - Geography (3,4,8) Home. When it rains in the desert. A peak into Australia's alpine region. Making a school garden wetland. 00:00:11:16JOSH BYRNE:Who said kids don't like vegies?

Making a school garden wetland

Just get them to plant and grow their own, like these students have, and they can't get enough of them. Now, this fish emulsion is full of nitrogen and, of course, that fuels all this wonderful leafy growth. And when things are growing quickly it's good to apply this about once a month. Look at that, you can see they're growing already. Now, remember, guys, it's really important to always wash your vegies after you've applied any fertiliser, even organic fertiliser. Restoring a native creek habitat. 00:00:00:00Two schoolgirls are seated in chairs in a garden.

Restoring a native creek habitat

Text on screen - 'I made this! Journalist Joanna and Snooper Sue reporting.'00:00:01:09SNOOPER SUE:Hello, my name's Snooper Sue, and this is my colleague, Journalist Joanna.00:00:04:21JOURNALIST JOANNA:Hi.00:00:05:21SNOOPER SUE:We are going to be reporting from Willunga Primary School in Willunga Creek.00:00:09:08JOURNALIST JOANNA:Everybody loves stories about cute, fluffy baby animals, but at this school we're all about fish and saving the environment to help make the school more sustainable.00:00:16:22SNOOPER SUE:We have been reintroducing native fish and cleaning up the creek.00:00:19:21Shot of a poster drawing of a waterbird. A thought bubble above its head reads, 'Where have all the fish gone? ' Explore an Australian Rainforest. Great Barrier Reef. The world's biomes. Online exhibits The world's biomes Biomes are defined as "the world's major communities, classified according to the predominant vegetation and characterized by adaptations of organisms to that particular environment" (Campbell 1996).

The world's biomes

The importance of biomes cannot be overestimated. Biomes have changed and moved many times during the history of life on Earth. More recently, human activities have drastically altered these communities. Here we group biomes into six major types: Conservation and preservation of biomes Because we share the world with many other species of plants and animals, we must consider the consequences of our actions. Forests are important as they are home to the most diverse biotic communties in the world. Logging has depleted many old-growth temperate forests. Tropical forests have fallen victim to timber exploitation, slash and burn farming, and clearfelling for industrial use or cattle ranching, particularly in Latin America.

3.1 Factors affecting climate — Environmental Change Network. There are many different factors that affect climate around the world.

3.1 Factors affecting climate — Environmental Change Network

It is the varying influence of these factors that lead to different parts of the Earth experiencing differing climates. The most important natural factors are: It is now widely accepted that human activity is also affecting climate, and that the impact is not the same everywhere. For example, changes appear to be happening faster near the poles than in many other places. In this tutorial we will look at some of these factors in more detail. Distance from the sea (Continentality) The Concept of the Ecosystem. "I bequeathe myself to the dirt, to grow from the grass I love;If you want me again, look for me under your boot-soles.

The Concept of the Ecosystem

"- Walt Whitman In this lesson, we will learn answers to the following questions: What is an ecosystem, and how can we study one? Is the earth an open or closed system with respect to energy and elements? Mission: Biomes. Documentary about regenerating large-scale damaged ecosystems. Meet John D.

Documentary about regenerating large-scale damaged ecosystems

Liu, the environmental film maker who says "it is possible to regenerate large-scale damaged ecosystems. " The documentary film looks at restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, who aim to rejuvenate eroded landscapes. Permaculture teacher Geoff Lawton, who stars in the film states: "The world gets more and more complicated all the time but the solution to fix the major problems of the worlds ecosystems remains reasonably simple.

BBC Bitesize - Early and 1st level Science - Food chains.