The other inconvenient truth | Jonathan Foley | TEDxTC

The Other Inconvenient Truth: How Agriculture is Changing the Face of Our Planet

We typically think of climate change as the biggest environmental issue we face today. But maybe it’s not? In this presentation, Jonathan Foley shows how agriculture and land use are maybe a bigger culprit in the global environment, and could grow even larger as we look to feed over 9 billion people in the future.

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SNC1D – FRAMING ECOLOGY: THE IMPACTS OF FOOD PRODUCTION ON ECOSYSTEMS

Students worked in assigned teams (heterogeneous groupings) to research and analyze the impacts of food production on ecosystems, to evaluate the sustainability of our food production and to suggest a direction for future food production both in terms of sustainability and having enough to feed the planet. Continue reading

Are you looking for a unique learning opportunity?

Flinn Scientific Canada encourages you to join the Frontier School Division in Manitoba, in partnership with Polar Bears International and the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, as they present three exciting livestream events straight from the tundra:

Climate Change in the North – Manitoba Envirothon
November 13, 2017, 12 p.m. CT
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PXZ8PT9 

Approaches to Education 
November 13, 2017, 3 p.m. CT
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PXZ8PT9

Meet the Students, Meet the Scientists
November 15, 2017, 10 a.m. CT
Register: https://bit.ly/2ylPign

A unique opportunity that blends science, technology, geography and social awareness into three streaming events coming from the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in Manitoba and right off the tundra with Polar Bears International.

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How do bees find food in the city? Urban Beekeeping and Hive Mind: – BBC Earth Unplugged

To celebrate the release of the Cities episode of Planet Earth II, Maddie Moate went down to East London to meet the beekeeper Chris from Barnes & Webb who manages a selection of beehives across the city. Continue reading