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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Teaching from Nova Scotia w/ Earthwatch: Lunenburg Visit


On our day off from research we took a visit to the town of Lunenburg, a World Heritage site. In addition to enjoying the quaint atmosphere of the this cozy harbor village, we also visited the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and went sailing to experience the maritime tradition of Nova Scotia.

Since there was no research today, the questions will be about things you'll see in the video, choose one, or do both as a challenge option:

How does a place gain the World Heritage distinction?
Why has the ship the Farley Mowat been impounded by the Canadian Government?

- Mr. Greenslate

29 comments:

  1. World Heritage is the designation for places on earth that are of outstanding universal value to humanity and as such, have been inscribed on the World Heritage List to be protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. Places as diverse and unique as the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, the Taj Mahal in India, the Grand Canyon in the USA, or the Acropolis in Greece are some examples.

    The environmental watchdog group Sea Shepherd’s ship Farley Mowat is still stuck in Table Bay Harbour because it was detained by the SA Maritime Safety Authority over her safety, security and crewing certificates. The ship entered port in January and, after an inspection by a SAMSA surveyor, was immediately detained for a lack of certification.
    It looks beautiful there.
    -lisa

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  2. A place gains the World Heritage distinction by having incredible universal importance. They are protected for enjoyment of our future generations.

    The ship the Farley Mowat been impounded by the Canadian Government because it didn't meat certification by the SAMSA.

    ~Nathaniel

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  3. World heritage covers all places that are native or have value to the country it is in. Some are the 7 wonders of the world.

    This one is confusing, but it was impounded because of safety issues? (I think :P ) -Chase B. PS. I just met a kid on Xbox LIVE thats from Nova Scotia!!!!!!!

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  4. Its gains the world heritage considers as having outstanding universal value.

    I only thing that found about ship was this and i could not fine anymore information The crew of the Farley Mowat has been documenting violations of the humane regulations and gathering proof that seals are still being killed in an inhumane manner

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  5. The RV Farley Mowat was seized because in April 2008 the ship came to close to a seal hunt without a permit and had collisions with a coast guard vessel.

    -Ben Abeyta

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  6. Sea Shepherd Society impounded the ship because of safety hazards to any of the sea life out there.

    -Haylee

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  7. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society or (SSCS) or Candaian government impounded the Farley Mowat because of safety hazards it may have brought to any sea life

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  8. A site gains World Heritage distinction by being nominated by the Internation Council on Monuments and Sites and the World Conservation Union and selected by the World Heritage Organizition after it has been nominated by its home country. Proposed sites must meet at least one of the ten criteria set forth by UNESCO and have "outstanding universal value".

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  9. Sorry, I forgot to put my name on my post.
    -Jesse A.

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  10. it was part of the sea shepards fleet (whale wars) and they did not have certification plus the crew had assauted whaling boats and seal poaching boats off of the shore of canada As of April 2010 she is moored in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia being refit for operation by Green Ship LLC, a company headquartered in Oregon. She is to become an expedition vessel and will be doing research in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

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  11. Hello Mr. Greenslate,

    A place gains the world heritage distinction by having outstanding universal value. The ship Farley Mowat was detained due to safety issues and a lack of certification aboard the ship.

    ~Riannan A (:

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  12. World Heritage is for all places that have a special significance or value to its country.

    It failed because it didn't meet certain certifications from the SAMSA

    Julia*

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  13. A world heritage site is a place that is considered to have great physical or cultural value. The Farley Mowat was impounded due to safety problems and a lack of certification.

    - Nicole

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  14. Something can gain a place in the world heritage distinction by having extremely important universal worth. If you gain a place in the world heritage distinction your are protected so that future generations can appreciate you as well.

    Farely Mowat's ship was not allow to set sail because it didn't meet the qualification necessary. It also had many safety issues.
    - Makai:)

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  15. A place gains the world heritage issue if it has important universal values.

    The ship was demolished because it was unsafe and didn't meet the safety issues.

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  16. A place gains the World Heritage distinction by first being nominated by its country and meeting at least one of the ten criteria for World Heritage. Distinction is decided by the World Heritage Committee with recommendations from its Advisory Bodies (the ICOMOS and IUCN).

    >> Heather O'Connell

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  17. A place will gain the world heritage distinction if it has outstanding universal value.

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  18. When a place has great universal importance it gains the World Heritage Distinction.
    -Alyssa

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  19. A place gains World Heritage status once it has been determined by both the host nation and the World Heritage Committee to be important culturally, historically, and generally important to the human race as a whole.

    The Farley Mowat was impounded due to several safety violations, a collision with another vessel, and its lack of proper certification.

    -Francis

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  20. it gains world heritage by how important it is and its values.

    The ship was not safe.


    -Jesseah

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  21. A place gains the world heritage issue if it has important universal values. The ship was demolished because it was unsafe and didn't meet the safety issues.

    Dorian davis

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  22. An area gains World Heritage distinction by having great cultural or natural importance to humanity as a whole. It is recognized and preserved so that others in the future can recognize its importance as well.

    The Farley Mowat ship was impounded because it came too close to a seal hunt without a permit, and collided with a coast guard ship while coming close to the sealers.

    -Alex Clay

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  23. By having great value and keeping it preserved.
    -Arnold Fores

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  24. An area can gain the World Heritage distinction if it has value. The ship Farley Mowat didn't pass because it lacked certification.
    ~Ashh

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  25. a place gains World Heritage distinction by having great cultural or natural importance to humanity as a whole. It's preserve so others can recognize its importance in the future.

    The Farley Mowat ship was impounded because it came too close to a seal hunt without a permit, and crashed into a coast guard ship while coming too close to the seal hunters.

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  26. It gains it by having a great universal importance.

    It was held by the SA Maritime Safety Authority.

    ~Janet A

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  27. An area gains World Heritage distinction by having great cultural or natural importance to humanity. It's recognized and preserved so that others can recognize its importance in the future.

    The Farley Mowat ship was impounded because it came too close to a seal hunt without a permit, and collided with a coast guard ship while coming too close to the seal hunters.

    - Kirstin Alanis

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  28. To become World Heritage qualified you need to first sign the convention, then raise awareness among your community and government about heritage preservation.
    -Corey

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  29. by having good universal value.
    -jenna

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