Thursday, January 10, 2019

Letter From the Tundra

Dear Mum and Dad,

Even if the tundra is getting warmer it is still really cold. I am so glad I packed all of those warm clothes! We don't really do much apart from huddling in the tents, and at night we have to sleep all huddled up to try and stay warm.

When we took out all of the food, we found that it was frozen, so we defrost it by the battery heaters and the fire. It is quite scary to hear the polar bears outside at night, and the arctic foxes are a little bit scary, but nowhere near as much as the polar bears! It is really cool going to sleep at night listening to the snowy owls. I really want to see the reindeer!

It must be so warm back at home in New Zealand! When I come home, it won't feel as cold as it used to, because now I know what it's like to really be cold! It's so weird, because there are pretty much no plants here, and I am used to seeing plants wherever I go!

From Alanna

Should Logging be Allowed in New Zealand

I think that this is a hard activity, because logging could be good, and it could be bad.

Reasons why logging is bad:
1. Logging destroys the habitats of animals, and might destroy some native plants.
2. We can't live without trees, so if loggers cut down all of the trees, everyone will die.

Reasons why logging is good:
1. Loggers cut down trees to build things like houses. If we don't have houses, nobody will have anywhere to sleep. This is the same with wood for fires, and furniture.
2. Logging helps to give more people jobs so that they can earn money to buy what they need.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

My Dream Hotel

If I could make a hotel, I would make it under the Atlantic Ocean. It would be made of concrete, with lots of big windows so that you can see what's happening in the water. To get to it you would have to go down to any beach by the Atlantic ocean, and go down one of the glass tube slides, which would lead you to the reception area.

To leave you would have to go through another glass tube with an elevator. The tubes lead to the same beaches, and you can pick to go through any tube, depending on where you want to go.

Each of the rooms are themed with a different underwater animal or plant. For example, a green turtle room would be decorated green and brown, and there would be photos of green turtles. All of the food at the hotel is based on seafood as well. But don't worry, the water wouldn't be salty!

Here is a picture of what one of the rooms would look like:

Friday, January 4, 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Five Questions I Would Ask Sir Edmund Hillary If I Could Interview Him

1. When did you first become interested in climbing mountains?

2. How old were you when you climbed your first mountain?

3. What was the first mountain that you climbed?

4. How did it feel when you got to the summit of Mt Everest?

5. How long did it take to climb up Mt Everest?

How The World Wildlife Fund Are Helping

The World Wildlife Fund is working very hard to help save the Freshwater Seals from extinction.

To help the Freshwater Seals, the WWF is building snow banks so that they have somewhere for their pups to be born.

From the video I couldn't really tell if they have had any success. All it said was that about half of the pups die without the snow banks, but it doesn't say if the snow banks they have made are helping.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Pros and Cons For Being a DOC Ranger

Three good things about being a DOC Ranger: 
1. You get to look after some really cool animals and plants when nobody else is allowed to.
2. You could feel really proud of yourself if you help to stop a species of animal or plant to not become extinct.
3. You could learn a lot of things that a lot of people wouldn't get to.
Three bad things about being a DOC Ranger:
1. It is a very important job, and with some of the things that Rangers do, it is very important that they get it right, so you might feel pressurized.
2. You might have to do something that you don't enjoy, but you would still have to do it.
3. You could be very busy if you are a DOC Ranger, so you might not have much time to do whatever you want.

I would like to be a DOC Ranger because I really like doing things in the environment, and it always makes me happy when I find out that an animals' numbers are increasing, or if a rare plant has been found somewhere.