It was World Water Week last week, a week for discussing and acting on global water issues. With my hydrological background I feel compelled to write about something water related. Deciding the exact topic however, has been challenging, as I’m constantly bombarded with water themed stories: My Sydney-based family tell me about the ongoing drought with … More Talking About World Water Week
Children are spending less time in nature than ever before, becoming more sedentary and not having opportunities to intimately interact with nature. Spending time in nature is important for everyone, especially children. It’s also critical if we want to cultivate ecologically minded citizens who respect nature and understand the necessity for both protecting and enhancing it. … More The Importance of Nature Play
The Asian monsoon season presents inconveniences, challenges and major disruptions. Our climate is changing. How might future events such as flooding affect you and your community? … More Eight Months of Rain
“In nature nothing exists alone” Wrote Rachel Carson in her widely acclaimed 1962 book, which has been attributed by many as sparking the modern environmental movement. Silent Spring chronicled declining bird and insect populations, correlating them with increasing synthetic pesticide use, particularly DDT. Historically used (with huge effect) to control malaria during World War 2, DDT became popular … More What Have We Learnt Since Silent Spring?
Knitting a bobble lace sock has been challenging, but I’ve up-skilled and a’m now more practiced and ready for the next one. Learning, adaptation and innovation are critical for solving global issues such as climate change, poverty and biodiversity loss. How can you challenge yourself to continue learning? … More A Wee Yarn About Learning