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On Borrowed Time

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Similar to my last post, this is another on-line resource for learning how to manage our environment. The CSIRO has developed two interactive eco-challenges for students, under the heading “On Borrowed Time”. You can play the role of a farmer managing a sustainable farm while still making a profit or be a forest ranger balancing the needs of five vulnerable species while preserving the jobs of local people.

There are four inquiry-based teaching and learning units (Adaptations, Forests, Fire and Farming) each with English, Maths and Science activities. David Lindenmayer has based this learning resource on his book titled “On Borrowed Time”.

Lambing at Hawkesdale – on Teachertube!

Twin lambs at our farm in Hawkesdale

This video was filmed, using my Panasonic digital camera, at home on the farm. I used “Audacity” to create an audio file for the commentary. These files were combined using Windows Moviemaker and uploaded to Teachertube. This cannot be done from home, as the connection speed is to slow and the upload times out. So, thanks Jess! Another check point along the way on my web 2.0 journey. If it’s not showing here, try going to Teachertube: http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=732ed6e2244e073b5987