Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Our Trip to the zoo

Today we all went to the zoo. It was fantastic! We learned about endangered animals and we walked around the zoo looking at all the animals. Unfortunately the weather was so bad, we had to come back to school early because the zoo closed for health and safety reasons. (Maybe trees would fall on us in the storm...)

Here is a link to the Zoo's campaign against Palm Oil: Don't Palm Us Off

Palm Oil is produced by trees that are grown in plantations. To grow the trees, native rainforests are cut down. Thousands of animals lose their homes every day because humans cut down the trees to grow palm oil plantations.

If you visit the zoo site you can find a shopping list of things that don't use palm oil. If you don't buy products that use palm oil, then you force humans to use ingredients that don't affect endangered species.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Parks in Auckland

For our homework this week, we are learning about parks near Westmere, and about how the ARC or Auckland Regional Council  look after regional parks and parks in our area.

Here are some links to help you. They will also be put on the "Places" page...

ARC Parks: Regional Parks in Auckland

Auckland City Parks: Parks in Auckland City (Hint- type Westmere in the suburb...)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Alphabet Homework Task...

Our homework task was to try and come up with a sentence or word about endangered species for every letter of the alphabet... How did you get on?

We can play a game of Alphabet online, in the comments. I'll start. If you go to the comments, you'll see my comment gives a word or sentence for 'A'. Who will comment next with the letter 'B'? :-)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Welcome to Save Our Native Species...

Hi everyone!

This is a website to help you find information about different animals and plants that need to be protected. Use the pages to find information, or to find places that are safe to find information on. If you find a really cool place on the internet, let your teachers know and we will put it on this website.

Enjoy your adventures in learning online!