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2 Care for the natural landscape complex – Uroczysko Buczyna Care for the natural landscape complex – Uroczysko Buczyna Research for Frangula Alnus Research for Atropa Belladonna

3 Care for the natural landscape complex – Uroczysko Buczyna The natural landscape complex, Uroczysko Buczyna is an area covering hectares. It is a part of the forest in the Upper Silesian Industrial District. Apart from its precious natural values it has got a huge variety of flora and fauna.

4 Frangula Alnus In Poland it commonly occurs in the all lowland and it is partly under protection. Its fruit are a delicacy for many birds. For human they are unpalatable and poisonous. They cause vomits and diarrheas. Frangula alnus is used for decorative and medical purposes. It has laxative qualities. It is used against chronic constipations. In the past the bark was used to a coal and gunpowder production.

5 Atropa Belladonna It occurs in Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. It is cultivated in Poland but it also runs wild. It occurs mostly in the north parts of Poland. It is under a strict protection. It is one of the very poisonous plants. Eating just a one leaf or fruit can be mortal for an adult man. For children a lethal dose can be 2-5 fruit. It has medical properties. It can be found in ophthalmology and in the treatment of a cough, a kidney stone, a gallstone, asthma, and stomach-intestines diseases.

6 In Uddevalla, Sweden In Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

7 In Las Palmas, Gran Canaria In Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Our visit in Las Palmas on Gran Canaria was a great experience for us. Las Palmas is the political capital, jointly with Santa Cruz, the most populous city in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands and the ninth largest city in Spain. It is the largest city of the European Union outside Europe. There is a subtropical climate, with mild to warm temperatures throughout the year.

8 In Uddevalla, Sweden In May 2010 we went to Uddavella. It is a city located at the bay Byfjorden, of the south-eastern part of the sea known as Skagerrak in Sweden. The beaches of Uddevalla are filled with seashells, and Uddevalla has one of the largest shell banks in the world. Our trip was very successful, we saw many interesting things.

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10 The first meeting of our School Ecological Club, FLORA was on the 23 rd October Within the meeting there was a workshop, Methodology foundations of ecological researches, carried out by Maja Głowacka from the Botanical Gardens in Mokołów. Mateusz Nowacki won a contest for a logo of the School Ecological Club, FLORA.

11 In the museum in Bytom

12 A seminar in Radzionków entitled:Herbal plants in stenothermal sand grass – we got to know about the problem of the sand grass, as well as the plan of restoring the initial character of the habitat – 10 th February 2010.

13 The Earth Day – members of the FLORA Club participated in an event: Earth Day at the Silesian University – 21st-23rd April We took part in the showing: Secrets of the ocean and HOME – S.O.S. EARTH, as well as in a vernissage and meeting with the author of Wild Poland. We also participated in a workshop Keeping the wildness of a heart.

14 On the 31 st May 2010 we took part in a contest Our natural habitat within the International Day of Natural Diversity. We prepared a presentation connected with the researches for Narrowleaf Cattail, and its development connected with a water level in a basin.

15 A trip to Uroczysko-Buczyna during which we observed carefully the plants that we were researching, Atropa Belladonna and Frangula Alnus.

16 On the the students of our school took part in the action Clean Up the World that is held every year in our country. The target of the campaign was to build up the awareness and initiate the actions to protect the environment - starting with the cleaning up the garbage, through the promotion and waste separation, to the long-term, complex environmental programs.

17 Soil researches - on the 27 May 2010 students belonging to the Flora Club carried out the researches on the soil and water that had been collected from the area of Uroczysko- Buczyna.

18 From the 18 th to 22 nd October 2010 within the Socrates Comenius programme entitled Finding Love Of natuRe Again – The Human Impact on FLORA in the 21 st Century, our school entertained students and teachers from Spain, Sweden and Romania.

19 Ecological workshops

20 In Kraków

21 In Oświęcim

22 The article in one of the Polish newspapers, Dziennik Zachodni

23 Time to say good bye

24 On the 17th March 2011 the participants of the Socrates Comenius Project took part in the seminary entitled: Full- change and Uncertainty approaches for assessing health risks in Future environmental scenarios – project FUN realized as a part of the EU Sixth Framework Programme. The programme was concentrated on the assessment of consequences and health risks that are the results of many harmful factors, and the improvement of the models that simulate the movement of the environment pollution.

25 Within the project practical examples have been prepared. They were varied due to: a time and space scale, environmental stimuli, a main risk way, and a method of the assessment of the influence of pollution on peoples health. The practical examples were held in three European countries: Portugal, France and Poland. The aim was: assessment of consequences and health risks that are the results of many factors that are harmful on the peoples organisms improvement of the models that simulate the movement of the environment pollution improvement and harmonization of the procedures of health risks assessment for a chosen population group analysis of uncertainty and sensitivity of the used methods Moreover, the purpose of the project was to make the tools to: assessment of the pollution condition and exposure of people environment and health management

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27 As a part of the Socrates Comenius programme, our students took a test connected with all the actions carried out within the project. The test related to the topic of plants, Frangula Alnus and Atropa Belladonna, and the natural landscape complex, Uroczysko-Buczyna, where the ecological workshops were organised and held by a scientist of the Silesian University in Katowice.

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