Overview

Nature & Biodiversity

Back to the roots: growing our own food in school gardens, monitoring and protecting biodiversity on site and in surrounding areas – here is what we do to integrate positive interactions with nature into our lives.

Activities

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Colleges

Kayaking at LPC

by Katrin Jurgens Kayaking is a popular activity at LPC, making the most of the coastal surroundings and natural beauty of Hong Kong. During the sessions students carry kayaks down to the local bay and venture into the surrounding Tolo Harbour. Students developed a greater environmental understanding, as kayaking is an…

The Earth Called – UWC Thailand Answered: Student-Led Sustainability Projects

For the third year running, UWC Thailand has embraced the CNN Call to Earth initiative, empowering students to tackle critical environmental challenges. This year, four dedicated groups rose to the…
Students learning about rainforests and diet from their peers

Students teaching students

High School students involved in our Rainforest Restoration Project service wanted to raise awareness about threats to forests around the world with our Middle School students. They designed a 15…

Soil and water: a source for life!

A simple experiment to show how water retention works in agriculture. If the soil is barren, a lot of water & top soil washes off. If the soil is rich…

Reforestation on Mt. Cerje with the Slovenian Forestry department

In summer 2022 after a long period of drought, our Karst/Kras area was affected by a number of wildfires. The intensity and size of the fires were unprecedented. We saw…

Tree Nursery at UWCEA Moshi

  An initiative by a group of students resulted in the creation of a tree nursery at UWC East Africa (Moshi Campus). We started raising funds following the outbreak of…

Outdoor and nature experience in Val Saisera

“The place we are visiting is absolutely incredible, not just because of its beautiful nature, but also because history and culture are part of the landscape itself!” For most first…
UWC RBC Food Footprinting CAS

Food Footprinting – Finding out how much land your food needs

How big is your meal? Have you ever wondered how much land is required to produce a single meal? The Food Footprinting activity is about visualizing the amount of farmland…
UWC RBC Wild Bee Scientists

“Wild Bee Scientists” CAS at UWC RBC

Between 2018 and 2022, UWC RBC students were involved in a Citizen Science project with University of Freiburg’s Chair of Nature Conservation and Landscape Ecology. In a project supported by…

Amphibian rescue at UWC RBC

In spring 2023, UWC RBC students helped a local biodiversity conservation NGO to protect amphibians – frogs, toads and newts – migrating from the forest where they live to the…
WC Atlantic The Valley organic farm

“The Valley” organic farm at Atlantic College

The Valley is UWC Atlantic’s organic farm here on campus run by SusCo (short for Sustainability Council), a student-led organisation promoting sustainability across all areas of college life. This activity…
Maki, Emily, Julian and Phuntsok, Glacier project 2023, UWCRCN

UWC RCN/ CNN Call to Earth Glacier Project

UWC Red Cross Nordic is one of seven schools invited to participate in the CNN “Call to Earth Guardians Program”. This is an initiative dedicated to conservation, environmentalism, and sustainability.…