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Sense of Agency and the Environment

 

Action and commitment from local people who care about their environment and others improves the quality of life.

What positive actions and commitments can individuals take to help them self and others?

Is it possible to overcome the restrictions of families, local communities, or the culture of the wider society?

 

 

 

Do you think and care?

What environmental space influences you?

http://www.communicationuk.com/2015/07/carpe-diem-in-snapewood.html

The Lancaster Green Party campaigned to save land from property developers:

http://www.communicationuk.com/2015/02/save-freemans-wood.html

Neighbourhood tidying project:

http://www.communicationuk.com/2015/02/green-party-project-the-ashton-road-lancaster-a-safer-environment.html

Cabus Parish Council plant bulbs to make the environment more appealing:

 

 

Cabus Parish Council A6 Daffodil Bulb Planting Project from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

Can you make positive things happen?

Or, are you restricted by circumstances?

How can you improve the quality of life and the environment?

Eddy Jackson
Learning Bibliothèque | Online School
www.communicationuk.com

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South Lancaster Speakers Club

 

SPEAKERS CLUB

 

Invitation to join the new South Lancaster Speakers Club.

7.30pm Wednesday 26th September

The Methodist Church Hall

Hollins Lane

Forton

PR3 OAB

 

Call David Knox now on 01524 805554 or email davidknox49@hotmail.co.uk.

 

 

Invitation-South-Lancaster-Speakers-Club-Web

 

Become a better speaker, a better presenter, and a better leader.

Our newly formed club is reaching out to new members who wish to improve their communication skills.

Are you seeking:

  • A mutually supportive learning environment
  • Having fun
  • Individual coaching
  • Self-help
  • Developing a speaking style
  • To gain confidence and skills

 

Testimonial

Abi https://vimeo.com/182210488

 

Testimonial from Abi from ASC on Vimeo.

 

Additional Resources

Association of Speakers Clubs http://www.speakersclubs.uk/index.html

 

South Lancaster Speakers Club

Call David Knox now on 01524 805554 or email davidknox49@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

Eddy Jackson
Learning Bibliothèque | Online School
www.communicationuk.com

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What is your compass bearing

The position of Polaris, or the North Star, is an important marker for celestial navigation.

 

What is your compass bearing?

 

INTRODUCTION

 

In committing yourself to act, what informed and guided your decision? How did you reach your destination? Do other factors influence the direction of travel?

Using a compass and its application to navigation as metaphors, I’ll pilot you, and guide you like the position of Polaris, or the North Star is to celestial navigation.

For a successful personal agency to make positive things happen, we need a guiding beacon. What’s yours?

One of the greatest poets of the twentieth century, the granite-faced, chain-smoking, W. H. Auden in his powerful, selfish tribute and immortalised poem by the film industry, painfully gasped:

 

“He was my North, South, my East and West.”

 

Wow. Beat that as a metaphor of a compass rose. Who guides you?

 

MAIN PART

 

WHERE ARE YOU?  WHAT IS YOUR DIRECTION OF TRAVEL?  WHAT INFORMS YOU?

 

Let me tell you a true story and a nautical incident that I was involved in last month. The grounding and capsizing of the 42’ luxury yacht was due to a lack of diligence, poor seamanship, and as referenced by the title of this article, not using a compass or applying the basic principles of navigation despite having mountains of reference points, and explicit aides to prevent this incident.

On the 7 May, the Irish yacht, Dawn Glory, started a seven-day cruise around the Isle of Skye northwards through the Kyle Rhea tidal gate and fast flowing narrow tidal channel that separates mainland Scotland from the Island.

The cruise plan took a small fleet of the Howth Yacht Club to the Crowlin Islands, Rona, across the Minch to the Shiant Islands, along the east coast of the Outer Hebrides, and the back to Skye.

The crew and I were having a late supper after a long passage.

As darkness and the cold night enveloped the anchorage in the loch, sudden crunching noises and the boat rapidly tilting, capsizing from the vertical to a ninety-degree horizontal position, indicated that Dawn Gory had run aground and was falling onto a rocky outcrop.

The is the important issue and the key point, despite having detailed charts, the latest navigation devices, GPS chart plotters, and iPads with the best digital charts, this incident happened. It may have had very serious consequences.

Good seamanship, navigation, and the successful use of a compass in piloting a boat require expert insights with constant reference to guiding beacons, lights, and charts mapping out the course.

The causes of this yacht going aground incident were:

  • Not listening
  • Not responding to facts
  • A lack of understanding and
  • Poor seamanship

The skipper and first mate did not accurately know their position.

They did not use their compass to fix the boat’s position and did not respond, and ignored feedback.

My hypothesis in using this analogy to the personal agency in our, your lives, is that we need to be informed by a sound compass bearing to make well-informed decisions.

In reality, some constraints from the dynamics of family life, the communities expectations, and societies cultural expectations may inhibit this. Other obvious factors such as our finances, economic well-being, and personal health may impinge on our ability for personal agency.

However, by positively and successfully using our agency, it may be possible to overcome the negative influences. 

What I am suggesting is that having clarity of thought, the ability to have informed insights and deliver solutions will impact upon our, your direction of travel and prevent catastrophes such as hitting the rocks and going aground.

Despite being told by the alert crew, the skipper and mate did not listen or react to informed insights.

 

SUMMARY

 

LEARNING POINTS

In summary, I have used the metaphor of a compass, a compass bearing, and navigation regarding your direction of travel.

The true story of Dawn Glory going aground on a moonless night in a remote loch could have been catastrophic.

What do you use to guide, lead, and inform your life?

Are you well informed?

If you were in a four person life raft floating on the ocean and had to make a decision on which one of the five people had to be ejected for the others to have chance to be saved, who would you vote out? The skipper, the first mate, cook, the PR rep, or the mother?

What is your compass bearing?

 

Eddy Jackson
Learning Bibliothèque | Online School
www.communicationuk.com

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Hydrologic Water Cycle Geography Videos

 

Geography Video Hydrologic Water Cycle from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

Oceans, lakes, and rivers cover over 70% of the earth’s surface.

Evaporation moves water from the surface into the air as vapour. Clouds may form.

 

 

Hydrological Cycle Introduction from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

Rain and snow carry water back to the surface.

The process is called the hydrological or water cycle. Use your words to define and describe this.

 

 

Brisbane River The Hydrological - Water Cycle Video from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

How and where people live is determined by their water supply.

Assess a globe and a world map to consider the implications.

 

 

Hydrologic Water Cycle River Wey Geography Video from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

Explain how lack of water for home, industry, and farming is an important issue.

Evaluate sustainability and the management of water supplies to communities may create tensions.

 

 

Geography Video Water Sustainability from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

Eddy Jackson
Learning Bibliothèque | Online School
www.communicationuk.com

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Water Cycle Geography Videos

 

 

Water Cycle

The hydrolic cycle describes the circulation of the planet’s water. Temperature and weather conditions influence whether water is gas, liquid, or frozen.

Oceans, rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere influence the movement of water.

Can you think why, where, and when this occurs?

What happens?

Recycling Water

Earth has been recycling liquid water, as solid ice, or as a gas vapour for billions of years.

When you drink a glass of water, think who may have tasted it before you.

A polar bear, a brontosaurus, a Viking, farm animals, or an ancient city dweller?

 



 

Evaporation and Condensation

The changing state of water is due to evaporation from the oceans into an invisible vapour. Clouds hold this and condensation produces liquid rain or snow.

Think about this process and trace the weather patterns that cause it.

 

The Hydrolic Cycle

Run-off rainwater may return into rivers by flowing into the oceans. The water in hydrolic cycle is part of a never ending pattern.

Make a picture, diagram, or collect images of the water cycle.

 

Your Local Water Cycle

Using your location, map out, make a chart of your local water cycle.

What factors may influence the water supply?

 

Glaciers and Snowfields

Glaciers and snowfields trap and contain freshwater in it frozen state. Snow and ice trap most of Earth’s freshwater.

12% of the earth is ice today. Thousands a years ago, it was a third of the planet.

Check out and contrast the changing nature of the frozen planet over time.

 

Water cycle glacier river

 

 


Water cycle glacier river

 

 


Water cycle glacier river

 

Sea Level Rises 

Melting ice caps and glaciers cause sea levels to rise. What is the impact for communities around the world?

 

Key Words

What do these geography words mean?

Evaporation

Condensation

Precipitation

Collection

Moisture cycle

Hydrologic cycle

Hydrosphere

Transpiration

Summary Water Cycle

The movement of water is a dynamic process. It involves changes in different physical states.

 

Eddy Jackson
Learning Bibliothèque | Online School
www.communicationuk.com

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