St. Nicholas College, Rabat Middle School and Dingli Secondary School participated in the Climate Detectives Project, which is hosted by the European Space Agency. We are pleased to announce that the Maltese Project, coordinated by Ms. Judith Smith (HoD Science) and Ms. Moira Buttigieg (HoD Geography) received a Commended Award out of a total of 450 participating students. Below are the 4 schools who received this prestigious award:
Water Detectives, Malta – The team investigated how changes in climate, mainly rainfall and temperature, are impacting water flow and farming in Qlejgħa Valley, Malta.
Flood and wildfire explorers, Greece – The team investigated the effects of wildfires, deforestation, and increased precipitation on the severity of flash floods.
I.E.S.S. FOR CLIMATE, Italy – The team explored why in recent times sudden and violent whirlwinds are generated in the geographical area of Emilia Romagna, Italy.
Vianu Climate Detectives, Romania – The team investigated whether there is any connection between deforestation and the disappearance of the ‘classical’ four seasons.
Full feedback on all the projects can be found here –https://www.esa.int/Education/Climate_detectives/Final_congratulations_to_the_2019-2020_Climate_Detectives_student_teams.