Litter Pick

We are planning on having a litter pick on a Wednesday afternoon in the next few weeks, so can the PLHS Eco Group please let Ms. Hogg know if you’re free so we can confirm a date soon. Thanks.

Just about finished

2010-The Year of Biodiversity

2010 is an important year. The United Nations have declared it ‘The International Year of Biodiversity’.

To celebrate this, East Lothian Council and a few organisations are running competitions to help celebrate this event and raise awareness.

1) Photography competition.

The Scottish Seabird Centre are running a photography competition to co-incide with the Year of Biodiversity.

Entries are now being taken for their Nature Photography competition. The competition entry may be a class or an individual entry.

Closing date – 31st October.

For more information visit

www.seabird.org/educationnews.asp

or email education@seabird.org

2) ‘Biodiversity’ Writing competition.

Supported by East and Midlothian Councils, Butterfly World and Tyne and Esk Writers.

Open to S1 – S4.

Entries can be poetry or prose. Collect an entry form from a member of the Biology department. Entries must be with Mrs Bain the school librarian by 1st of October 2010

3) Check out the UN Biodiversity website . It includes a link to the ‘Red list organism of the day’, the red list being a database of organisms in real danger of extinction unless action is taken.

Follow the link  http://www.cbd.int/2010/welcome/