Climate Week will shine a spotlight on the many positive steps already being taken across Britain; thousands of businesses, charities, schools, councils are running super events during Climate Week (21-27 March 2011). They will show what can be achieved, share ideas and encourage thousands more to act during the rest of the year.
So why is climate change so important….. climate change is indeed one of the biggest environmental problems of them all. As our climate changes it could do significant damage to our planet – sea levels rise, hurricanes, drought and flooding; all pretty scary stuff that’ll make life extremely difficult for our future generations.
So to celebrate Climate Week and to help your little ones get underway we’ll be giving away four of our Weather Kits this week – for your chance to win, just subscribe to our blog.
Our all-in-one weather station will be great in any garden. You and your family will be able to take daily temperature readings, measure rainfall for the month and observe wind speed and direction. You’ll also be able to learn about extreme weather and global warming, plus make a magnificent iceberg!
Did you know that weather forecasters get it wrong 40% of the time and if you were to say the weather will be similar to yesterday – then you would only be wrong 24% of the time – weird, huh?
So if you think your son or daughter would make a good Meteorologist – our Weather Kit is perfect to get them started. Let’s face it, weather plays a huge part in our everyday lives and can quite literally change our mood – when the sun shines – we shine!
I am not sure if any of you have ever noticed, but our logo sits on a rainbow and we are often trying to spot these beautiful coloured arcs, but as most of you know, rainbows only occur when it’s both raining and the sun is shining simultaneously – a Monkey’s Wedding!
We use the following mnemonic to help us remember the colours of a rainbow – Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain – it’s a useful way to remember the colours – Red – Orange – Yellow – Green – Blue – Indigo – Violet. Can you think of a better one?
If you are ever out and about and spot a rainbow, please take a photo and upload it to our Facebook page – we’d love to see them.