Honorable Mention

A selfie before freedom!

submitted by St. Nicholas College Rabat MIddle School : Eco-schools Committee  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Notice board in our school which was also displayed during the Science Week., other, school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Honorable Mention

This photo was taken during one of the Turtle release events we attending to during this year. Three sea turtles were released after a period of rehabilitation they had to pass through due to injures we humans caused with our fishing practices and dumped waste. It was a very emotional experience for all of us. In this photo, the turtle is like taking a photo for us to keep as a momento of the occasion. On the other hand it also shows our invasion of the turtle territory where even during its release we had to interfere in some way or another. In fact we noticed that the turtle had to change its course towards the sea since it was suspicious of the strange object.



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A Greener Tomorrow

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : EcoSchools Committee  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): EkoSkola blog, Ekoskola noticeboard, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media, tv, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Honorable Mention

The alarming rate at which trees are being chopped off to make way for the construction industry prompted the students at Gozo College Middle School to study in detail urban temperatures. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of trees on urban heat temperatures. Data collected show that surface temperature varies on average by 9°C between vegetated surface and cemented/asphalt surfaces. Results support the statement that lack of trees contribute to the formation of Urban Heat Islands. Having discovered all this the students went a step further. They wanted to be part of the change and not just pointing fingers and complaining about the environmental degradation. Thus, they came up with an innovative idea on how to promote the growth of local indigenous trees



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