keskiviikko 17. syyskuuta 2014

Lake Saimaa


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Lake Saimaa is home to one of the most endangered species of seals in
the world: the Saimaa ringed seal. 8000 years ago, when Saimaa was
still connected to the Baltic Sea, a small population on ringed seals
moved into the lake and got stuck there as the land rose and sealed
them off. They have evolved to live in fresh water, and they look
different from the other ringed seal species.

The Saimaa ringed seal is usually 130-145 cm in length and weighs 50-90 kg.
It has a dark grey fur with a light ringed pattern that is unique in
every animal. Its pups are also greyish. They mainly eat fish.

The seal has its pups during the winter, when it makes a nest out of
snow and ice and the pups are born there. This is one of the reasons
why global warming is a threat for the seals: if the winters get
warmer, there won’t be enough snow and the seals can’t make nests and
this puts the pups in danger.

Another danger for the seals comes in the shape of fishing nets; pups
in particular can get tangled in them and drown. To prevent this,
people who go fishing on the living areas of the seals are advised not
to use nets.

The number of seals in Lake Saimaa was once as low as 100 to 150, but
the number has since then gone up. In 2013 there were about 300, and
the species is still considered endangered.


sunnuntai 25. toukokuuta 2014

Trip to Larissa

11th  Gymnasium of Larissa

First day, drawings about Greece

Ready :)

Comenius teachers in Greece

In the art gallery of Larissa

In the Water Company of Larissa, where the Comenvisison was held

church





The largest ancient theater of Larissa

In an ancient theater

Finnish team

The Finnish and the Turkish team and some Romanians

keskiviikko 23. huhtikuuta 2014

EU citizenship - travelling and living conditions

People ha EU citizenship if they live in a EU country or they are relative/family member of an EU citizen. This means that people have both EU and their own country's citizenship.

EU citizen rights are:

  • move, work and live freely within the EU
  • vote and be as a candidate in European parliament
  • petition the European parliament and complain to the European commissioner
  • you can get reduced-cost or completely free health care during an illness or accident while visiting any EU country
  • you can go study within the EU
  • you can be involved in different projects like Comenius, Erasmus or in Leonardo da Vinci
  • be recognized in universities 
  • share an European identity with others
Because of the euro, you can compare the prices in EU countries that have euros. No matter nationality, gender, race, religion, age or sexual orientation, you have the same rights.

Benefits of the EU



Agriculture
  •    curing and supporting the producing of groceries
  •        trying to improve the wellbeing of the cattle
  •      trying to keep farm industry active
  •      at the same time protecting nature

Industry
  • Gives money to European industries to keep them at the same level as in the whole world
  •    Gives money to these industrial areas:
  • Vehicles
  • Aviation industry
  • Mining
  • International affairs
  • Stable business
  • Traveling
  • Small and medium sized companies
  • Health care  


Economy
  •    Right now the EU countries are planning to give economic support to Ukraine
  •       The EU-countries coordinate their economy so it would be easy to get through harder situations together