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 Eco News

Help Stop Elm Disease
St Luke's Year 3 Students Environmental Workshop at Dorothy Stringer
Join Us with Switch Off Fortnight & Walk to School Week!
Dorothy Stringer Allotment Celebration Event Saturday 13 July
Travel Survey Results 2019
Big Beach Clean Saturday 15 June 2019
Erasamus+
Stringer Artists Open House Festival - A Big Thank You!
​​Building Bird Boxes with Brighton and Hove House Sparrow Project
Come and Help with the Stringer Woodland- Free Firewood for Willing Volunteers
Dorothy Stringer Awarded Green Eco School Flag
Report from Normandy International Youth Summit
Dorothy Stringer Allotment Project
Stringer Festival Success
100 Trees - The 100 Project
GCSE Environmental Science Students invited to Parliament to speak to politicians.
Woodland Day and Friends of Hollingbury and Bursted Woods AGM & Talk Saturday 16th May
Personalised Recycled NotePads - Ideal Christmas Presents
Eco Code Competition Results
Green Earth Day Raised £1404.94 - Thanks for Supporting Us!
Earth Day 2018 - Non Uniform Day 20 April 2018
​Stall Holders Invited for Stringer Open House Event Sunday 13 May 10 am to 4pm
ScottishPower Big Green Dream: Awards announcement
Dorothy Stringer Nature Reserve - Woodland Day Saturday 27 January
Brighton and Hove House Sparrow Project Comes to Stringer
Dorothy Stringer School works with Kew to Bring Butterflies into the City
Switch Off Fortnight
Student Braydy Haworth Collects Plastic Milkbottle Tops for Lupus Charity
Eco-Code Poster Competition 2018 - Extended Deadline to Monday 26th February
Surfboard Building Activity - Enrichment Week 2017
Dorothy Stringer Students Visit to Bug Show
Brighton and Hove's House Sparrow Project - Free-To-Enter Photo Competition
CNN International Television Visits Dorothy Stringer's Butterfly Haven - Link Now Available
Stringer Butterfly Haven Work Features in The Guardian’s Article
Big Nature Environmental Education Workshops
​Groundforce Club Complete First Stage of New Growing Area
​Rewilding Sussex Talk as Part of Stringer Open House Festival
Butterfly Haven Management
BUTTERFLY HAVEN CUTTING RESCHEDULED DUE TO BAD WEATHER - NEW DATE 18/2/17: Come help manage the Liz Williams Butterfly Haven
Woodland Day On Saturday 7th January - 10am to 2pm.
Dr Danahar's UK Butterflies' New Youtube Series on the High Brown Fritillary
What do YOU think we should do with this space? - Design Competition Entries Deadline - January 13th 2017
Free Cycle Training Courses for All Residents of Brighton & Hove
Launch of New Environmental Science Course for Year 7 Students
Student Eco Group Meetings and Clubs
Citywide Travel Survey & Walk to School Week Results!
School Garden Crops
Dorothy Stringer Eco-Committee Visits Brunswick Primary School
​​​City Council win prestigious conservation award

 

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.

Read more:Dorothy Stringer Students Spreading the Word about The Brighton And Lewes Downs UNESCO Biosphere.docx

 

Butterflies of the Biosphere

Dr Dan Danahar has started a new FaceBook group page called "Butterflies of the Biosphere", please see the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPMoQHnHTpk

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

Garbuzov.Schurch.Ratnieks.2014.Urban.honey.bee.foraging.pdf

 



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