Our school currently has our 5th green flag and are working on our 6th flag, Global Citizenship – Litter and Waste.
For our 5th flag we worked on the topic of biodiversity. For our day of action Carole Reynolds from Connemara National Parks came to speak to us about biodiversity. We also planted a tree in Woodquay Park and lots of people came to watch including the Mayor of Galway city! We learned lots about biodiversity and are trying to encourage biodiversity in our local area. We are also encouraging biodiversity in our school and even had a small worm farm, ant farm, and some caterpillars that we watched carefully and waited for them to form cocoons.
What is biodiversity?
Biodiversity is the variation of living organisms from all sources, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and all the habitats of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems. Imagine life without all this diversity! Life on earth would cease to exist!