The final visit – working on the last document
Erasmus + opens horizons
During the days from July 4 to 8, the last meeting was held on the Erasmus + project, “Future cities – smart and sustainable solutions”, which was won by our school. The Erasmus+ program created another opportunity for teachers and students from Romania, Greece, Poland, Slovakia and Bulgaria to enjoy experiences that cannot be repeated. Five wonderful days filled with deep emotions, diverse activities and making many friendships. The students and teachers liked our school, the garden and the dormitory where they were accommodated. We – teachers, students and other staff from Bourgas – acted as a well-oiled machine. All activities were done on time and with high quality. There was no end to the surprises of the hosts – a barbecue was organized for the guests in the beautiful yard of our school, as well as a cinema screening. Our guests had the opportunity to enjoy interesting initiatives – to watch how a pie is made at the Biotiful farm, as well as to make a pizza themselves. Separately, they got acquainted with an example of circular economy and permaculture, i.e. ecological agriculture in harmony with the laws of nature. History and culture were our ideas for visiting Sozopol and the island of St. Anastasiya. Work on the project was not left behind either. In several workshops, teachers and students created the final project document. Interesting “smart and sustainable” solutions for the urban environment were proposed. Students from each country will create an electronic and printed version of the proposed ideas, which they will introduce to the authorities. Another initiative was the presentation of objects made by the different schools with the project logo and inscriptions on how to take care for nature. As a wonderful end to a fantastic experience, the hosts gave colorful t-shirts on which their guests had to write messages about nature and its conservation. This grew into exchanging memories and signing those same t-shirts. It was a wonderful event. It was a wonderful visit. It was great. Friendships were formed, there was laughter and merriment. Our students did a great job with their assignments. They behaved like real hosts, for which we thank them.
Erasmus + opens horizons – to travel, to learn, to get to know new cultures, to create friendships that last over time! It’s summer! Now it’s time to relax – after taking stock of a job well done!
Yii! Awaiting new horizons!
Project Future cities – second year tasks
DIGITAL MAP – GREEN ZONES OF BURGAS.
HOW TO MAKE A MAP WITH GOOGLE EARTH
This is a video, with an educational character that has been made by our teacher Viktor Stoev and our student Ioanna Simeonova about how to make an electronic map on the platform Google Earth. This is how to select and draw areas with certain content, for example, green areas, parks, residential areas, industrial parts, roads, and others. One can use different tools to put various views, pictures, aspects. You can do it, easily, don’t worry, you can cope with it.
HOW TO MAKE A CHARACTERISTICS OF A PLACE
Character of a place refers to the physical and human geographic characteristics that distinguish a particular place. Since these features can change over time the character of a place can change over time, too.
Place studies must apply the knowledge acquired through engagement with prescribed specification content and thereby further enhance understanding of the way students’ own lives and those of others are affected by continuity and change in the nature of places. Sources must include qualitative and quantitative data to represent places in the past and present. If possible, students can also conduct fieldwork in their local area. Depending on your location, students may observe examples of urban expansion and the environmental changes that occur in the form of newly created subdivisions, residential apartment developments and business service development. These are such things as: shopping centres; office complexes; business parks or office towers; road and rail infrastructure or additional amenities such as schools and parks.
Suitable data sources could include:
- statistics, maps
- geo-located data
- geospatial data, including geographic information systems (GIS) applications
- text, from varied media
- audio-visual media
- artistic representations
- oral sources, such as interviews
Abiotic environmental factors. All components of inanimate nature are included. They are the landforms and rocks the sunlight, temperature, relative humidity and other components of the climate and the environment, such as soil aeration, soil fertility, natural radiation, etc.
Biotic environmental factors. This is the totality of the impact of the vital activity of some organisms on the existence and development of other organisms. Some organisms serve as food for other organisms. Plants (producers) serve as food for herbivores (first-order consumers). They, in turn, serve as food for predators (second-order consumers). Or some organisms are the habitat of other organisms (host – parasite).
Anthropogenic environmental factors. The set of human activities that cause a change in the environment. One of the consequences of the impact of anthropogenic factors is the change in the habitats of organisms, which threatens their existence. The history of mankind is the history of his labor. Its beginning is hunting followed by the emergence of agriculture, industry, transport, etc., which leads to a strong change in the nature of the Earth. These modifications have an impact on human health and economic activity. This raises the problem of environmental protection through the rationalization of human activity and, above all, the rational use of natural resources. The identification of anthropogenic factors as a kind of ecological factors makes sense of the connection of ecology with environmental protection and gives this science an applied character in various terms – geoecology, engineering geoecology, agroecology, medical ecology and others.