Dorothy Stringer Students Spreading the Word about The Brighton And Lewes Downs UNESCO Biosphere
On 11th May 2015 six students from Dorothy Stringer School headed across the channel to Le Havre to give a presentation to students from France, Belgium and Sweden about their investigations into the newly formed Brighton and Lewes Downs UNESCO Biosphere. This was the last meeting of a two year Comenius project where students from the partner countries carried out a range of projects all linked to UNESCO sites in their home countries.
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Butterflies of the Biosphere
Dr Dan Danahar has started a new FaceBook group page called "Butterflies of the Biosphere", please see the video below:
If you are a FaceBook member and you think you would be interested in following his exploits over the forth coming year, simply request membership of the "Butterflies of the Biosphere" group.
Dr Dan Danahar, Biodiversity Co-ordinator
Dorothy Stringer School
Stringer Garden Project Launches
On Tues 5th November a group of Yr 8 students took the first cuts into the area of shrubs at the western end of A-block. This will soon become the new food growing area for the school community.
With a programme of work laid out over the winter it is hoped we can be growing our first veg by next spring.
Watch this space for more updates. If you would like to get involved please see Mr Sandercock
Growing Ivy in Gardens May Help to Prevent the Decline of Honey Bees, According to New Research
A research paper using the data from honey bees resident in the Brian Foster Environment Centre here at Dorothy Stringer has recently been published in the journal "Insect Conservation and Diversity". It shows the importance of flowering ivy to bees and other insects in autumn.
We are delighted to be part of this project which is led by the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI), Sussex University.
Click the links below to read more about this:
Link to paper in the journal: Journal
Telegraph covered the story: Telegraph
Research Article: Garbuzov Ratnieks 2013 Ivy paper.pdf
Further Research by Garbuzov Garbuzov et al 2015 Honeybee foraging on OSR.pdf