Rabat Middle School and Dingli Secondary School receive Commended Award from the European Space Agency

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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.

 

 

 

Climate Detectives – Investigating Waterflow at Wied il-Qlejgha, Rabat, Malta

St. Nicholas College Science and Geography Departments (Rabat Middle School and Dingli Secondary School respectively), have prepared a report on how climate, mainly rainfall and temperature, can impact water flow and farming in Qlejgħa Valley, Malta. The report, and accompanying video, was submitted on the ESA Website – European Space Agency– for the Climate Detectives@Home project. The project challenges students to monitor our planet from home by looking from above! Participants are encouraged to find an Earth observation image, describe it and link it to a climate problem.

You can read the report by clicking on this link: Climate Detectives – Investigating Waterflow at Wied il-Qlejgha, Rabat, Malta

Watch the video below to learn more: