o The Frog Blog: IASTA Biodiversity Competition

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

IASTA Biodiversity Competition


2010 is International Year of Biodiversity (the variety of life, from bacteria and fungi to grasses, ferns, trees, insects, and mammals) and to celebrate the Irish Agricultural Science Teachers Association (IASTA) have launched a new competition for pupils of agricultural science. Farms can potentially play a very significant role in maintaining biodiversity through farming strategies and providing land for life to flourish. The competition is open to Transition Year and Leaving Certificate pupils of agricultural science and the brief is simple: Write an essay, make a film, produce a PowerPoint, make a poster (basically any method of communication) on "How can we conserve and enhance Biodiversity on Farms?". Entries are now being accepted and more information can be obtained from their new website - click here.

In other ag science news, Mr Jones travels to the National Ploughing Championships in Athy today, accompanied by his band of agriculture pupils. The event is always great fun and a must for any pupil of ag science.

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