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larrakia.csiro.au writes…

Traditional knowledge can tell us much about the ecology of northern Australia. CSIRO, as part of the Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge program, worked with six language groups – the Gooniyandi and Walmajarri from the Fitzroy River area in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, the Ngan’gi, Malakmalak and Wagiman from the Daly River region in the Northern Territory, and the Gulumoerrgin/Larrakia from the Darwin region – over five years to develop a series of calendars representing Aboriginal seasonal knowledge.

Gulumoerrgin (Larrakia) Seasons

 

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Earth

A visualization of global weather conditions forecast by supercomputers updated every three hours.  Click on the title “Earth” to change the settings.

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theubuntuproject.com.au writes…

“An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: ”UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?”

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SunCalc – sun position, sunlight phases, sunrise, sunset, dusk and dawn times calculator

SunCalc is a little app that shows sun movement and sunlight phases during the given day at the given location.  You can see sun positions at sunrise, specified time and sunset. The thin orange curve is the current sun trajectory, and the yellow area around is the variation of sun trajectories during the year. The closer a point is to the center, the higher is the sun above the horizon. The colors on the time slider above show sunlight coverage during the day.

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Similar apps include The Golden Hour Calculator and The Twilight Calculator.

 

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toolsforafuture.net writes…

We are launching the first in a series of tools designed for everyone interested in gardening, horticulture, Permaculture or agroforestry.  Our first tool is called ‘MyPlants’.  It is a free software product that helps you research and catalogue all your trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.  See the MyPlants and Screenshots sections for more details.  We hope you find this tool useful.

Here is a list of the key features:

  • Keep detailed information about each plant
  • Add as many pictures as you want
  • Write notes for each plant
  • Display your plants on a garden plan
  • Automatically get more details from Wikipedia, YouTube, Wikimedia and specialist plant web sites
  • Track yields for each plant
  • Keep different plant lists for each garden or project
  • Store complete details of all your plant suppliers

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Bloom's taxonomy

Bloom’s Taxonomy is a multi-tiered model of classifying thinking according to six cognitive levels of complexity. Throughout the years, the levels have often been depicted as a stairway, leading many teachers to encourage their students to “climb to a higher (level of) thought.” The lowest three levels are: knowledge, comprehension, and application. The highest three levels are: analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. “The taxonomy is hierarchical; [in that] each level is subsumed by the higher levels. In other words, a student functioning at the ‘application’ level has also mastered the material at the ‘knowledge’ and ‘comprehension’ levels…

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http://www.permacultureday.org/

Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments. It is about designing households and communities that are productive, sustaining and largely self reliant and have minimal impact on the environment.

International Permaculture Day – is a day where a range of Permaculture events occur across Australia and around the globe. All activities are held on the first Sunday in May unless specified otherwise.

All of us would acknowledge our own work as modest; it is the totality of such modest work that is impressive. Great changes are taking place. Why not join us in the making of a better future.

Ingenio Patet Campus. The field lies open to the intellect.

Bill Mollison
2 May 2012

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