Dark Skies Celebration On Exmoor | devongeography

Exciting times ahead in my area this half term, as the Exmoor National Park ‘Dark Skies’ Festival is launched.

In 2011, a large part of Exmoor National Park (EPNA) became Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve.  It is official world recognition that Exmoor’s night sky is among the darkest in the world.

A really full programme has been organised:

FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER: Festival Launch & Astronomy Talk (Winsford); Glow Stick Night Swim (Bossington); Guided Night Walk (Exford)

SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER: Children’s Event (Porlock); Dusk Safari (Exford); Astro Party (Wimbleball);…

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Dark Skies Celebration On Exmoor | devongeography

Exciting times ahead in my area this half term, as the Exmoor National Park ‘Dark Skies’ Festival is launched.

In 2011, a large part of Exmoor National Park (EPNA) became Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve.  It is official world recognition that Exmoor’s night sky is among the darkest in the world.

A really full programme has been organised:

FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER: Festival Launch & Astronomy Talk (Winsford); Glow Stick Night Swim (Bossington); Guided Night Walk (Exford)

SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER: Children’s Event (Porlock); Dusk Safari (Exford); Astro Party (Wimbleball);…

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Come On Aileen – First UK Storm Of The Season | devongeography

The recent hurricane activity in the USA and the Caribbean has provided geography teachers with some really interesting materials to work with in their classrooms, but perhaps now it time to look at weather conditions a bit nearer to home.

Last week, the Met Office released their updated list of storm names for 2017–18 – and yesterday the first named storm of the season – ‘Aileen’ – was officially recognised.

 The full list of names for the coming season is as follows:

 The 2017-18 list starts this time with a female name, alternating in gender from ‘Angus’ who led the way last…

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Come On Aileen – First UK Storm Of The Season | devongeography

The recent hurricane activity in the USA and the Caribbean has provided geography teachers with some really interesting materials to work with in their classrooms, but perhaps now it time to look at weather conditions a bit nearer to home.

Last week, the Met Office released their updated list of storm names for 2017–18 – and yesterday the first named storm of the season – ‘Aileen’ – was officially recognised.

 The full list of names for the coming season is as follows:

 The 2017-18 list starts this time with a female name, alternating in gender from ‘Angus’ who led the way last…

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Build It And They Will Come – New Homes For Wildlife | devongeography

As someone born and bred in rural Devon, I find it  shocking to read articles like this one that appeared in the Daily Telegraph recently:

Click on image to read Daily Telegraph article titled: “Nature Campaigners Warn Our Knowledge Of Wildlife Is Dying Out”

It outlined how out of touch adults have become with nature and the countryside, with more than a third of parents admitting they could not teach their own children about British wildlife. Have we really turned into a nation so significantly removed from its land and nature, where people have little knowledge of the wildlife that…

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Build It And They Will Come – New Homes For Wildlife | devongeography

As someone born and bred in rural Devon, I find it  shocking to read articles like this one that appeared in the Daily Telegraph recently:

Click on image to read Daily Telegraph article titled: “Nature Campaigners Warn Our Knowledge Of Wildlife Is Dying Out”

It outlined how out of touch adults have become with nature and the countryside, with more than a third of parents admitting they could not teach their own children about British wildlife. Have we really turned into a nation so significantly removed from its land and nature, where people have little knowledge of the wildlife that…

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Making Classroom Displays With ‘Photo Mapo’ App | devongeography

This is the time of the year when teachers begin to think about getting their classroom ready for the new term. Here is a useful app that I have discovered that might be helpful with class displays – as well as be a new tool to use with students in lessons.

It is called ‘Photo Mapo’, and is free to use. All you have to do is select a photograph, and the app will tag it to a variety of maps and add location information such as latitude and longitude. You can add a brief descriptive note, and there are a number of different templates to choose from to help you make an interesting display….

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