Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Mini beasts and the great debate

The Climate Camp continues and today we moved on to mini beasts, although not quite as we hoped. We were due to head out in to the woods to count millipedes and woodlice however the bit's of kit required didn't show up in time. So instead it was a day of leaf sorting and for the first time in a very long time for me, a go at sewing. Not something I was expecting really, but we had to put together some mesh bags for a new experiment on what affects the decomposition of leaves... mini beasts or bacteria!

Here are some pics from a lab experiment to see if it's possible to replicate some of the woodland conditions under a more controlled environment. The Woodlice in this tub started off with a selection of leaves and have created the top soil you can see in this pic. And it only took a few weeks!

Each evening we have a more formal learning session which last night dealt with the facts around Climate Change and today how that is affecting us and what we can do about it.#
This would take me a month to explain, but needless to say, it seems we are probably in a great deal of trouble! I'll try and explain it a bit later, but for now my bunk bed is calling me!!!

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