Children familiarise themselves with water as a resource, its significance, uses (both past and present), problems, solutions and geological relevance. Using a village map, children look for pre-determined water related sites, as in a ‘treasure hunt’, completing an information sheet with missing sections.
Marine Litter Investigation
Children learn how to identify all kinds of marine litter on a sandy shore and record them on online. This study tries to sensitise younger generations about the problem of litter in a marine and coastal ecosystem and tries to give solutions to the generator of the problem.
The Avakas Gorge
Fascinating walk discovering the geological history of a steep gorge into a Natura 2000 protected area within the National Forest Park of Akamas. Look at how rock types are related to the shape and characteristics of the landscape, exploration of a valley system which cuts through several distinctive geologies with spectacular features.
G.C.S.E., IB, A Level Study Options
ECOLOGICAL STUDIES (ALSO BIOGEOGRAPHY)
Investigating the terrestrial invertebrates within a grassland habitat with the use of random sampling, identifying ecological interactions between them and seeing how they keep an ecosystem in a balance by examining their biomass with the use of pyramids of numbers and biomass, food webs and energy transfer.
Investigating two microhabitats within a river ecosystem. By examining the population size of aquatic invertebrate species and by measuring various abiotic factors, students get to calculate the biodiversity of the habitat, with the use of the Simpsons’ index.
Bio-indicator species are also used to assess the quality of the water during the investigation.