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Nature’s Garden

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Myles Beerman  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

This picture shows a lovely piece of art which is covered with trees and beautiful flowers which opens to this lovely garden were you can relax watching the trees and the melody of the birds. This picture is showing that nature can be beautiful and colourful.. The gate shows that when you enter that gate you are entering a completely different world where you can relax and enjoy some free time. The windmill is symbolizing the wind. The pathway takes you to different places where you can find ponds and all the other boundless marvels that nature has to offer.



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San Anton Gardens – a botanical gem

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Jack Cassar  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

The most famous public gardens of Malta, San Anton Gardens, were laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule as grounds for his summer residence, San Anton Palace. Successive Grand Masters enhanced and embellished the gardens, which have been open to the public since 1882. San Anton gardens are an environmental gem with graceful walkways, sculptures, ornamental pools, families of ducks, swans, birds and tortoises, and a small aviary. The gardens are a botanical delight with large variety of trees and plants from around the world, including cypress, jacarandas, palm trees and exotic plants which some of them are over three hundred years old. Such is the splendor of San Anton Gardens, that nowadays events including the Malta Horticultural show, open-air theater, drama and musical performances are held there.



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Dump site in Attard

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Matthias Grech  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

The picture shows a very big field full of bright flowers full of life and in this field there is possibly the biggest contrast that you could ever imagine, an enormous pile of rocks, nearly like a small hill. Surprisingly enough this used to be a quarry. Although filling up the quarry with uneccessary construction waste was a great sustainable effort, unfortunately it seems to have gone quite of hand since the construction waste has kept on accumulating forming the looming hill that can be seen at the back of the picture. While such sustainable efforts should be promoted, necessary care should also be given not to go overboard as shown above. This effects the not only the flora of the area but also the possible underlying water tables which can easily be contaminated if other types of waste are thrown in the area.



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Marsaxlokk

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Jacques Leon Patiniott  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

What a wonderful view of Marsaxlokk harbour. But wait…What’s that in the background? It is Delimara’s Power Station and it is ruining the view!! It is also polluting the air around it with the fumes the chimneys are omitting and it isn’t very healthy for people who live in the areas of Delimara either. It also has a very bad impact on the tourists which come to visit Marsaxlokk .And what about the impact on the environment, especially the fish in the sea and the birds? The fishermen are the most affected by this monster. If we become more aware of energy consumption and its consequences it will be easier for all of us to decrease our reliance on fossil fuels. We must all understand that every drop counts and that undoubtedly all our efforts do make a difference.



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Fresh water streams

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Luke Sciberras  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

As you can see in the picture above there is natural spring water found in Landrijiet, limits of Rabat, which is contaminated by illegal dumping. It is a great pity that only a few people know about it. After a rainy day this spring has a lot more water than shown in the picture above. Maybe clear signs with adequate information should be placed in the vicinity not only to prohibit people from dumping unwanted items in the stream but also to explain the ecological importance of such freshwater streams. Fresh water habitats such as these can be home to various species such as the painted frog and the Maltese fresh water crab. Both species are becoming endangered so more awareness is required!



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