'UN World Environment Day', 5th June

Photo @sudarsansand

The theme for this year's 'World Environment Day' is 'Generation Restoration'.

Begin your CST session by asking members what their favourite weather is? Do 'Some Like It Hot' or would they prefer 'Ice Station Zebra'?

Is there a favourite environment which they enjoy spending time in? Do they prefer the mountains, woodland, rivers or the seaside?

Ask members to think of ways in which we can improve the environment. Examples might include:

- Recycling

- Collecting plastics off the beach

- Avoiding littering

- Eating less red meat

- Going vegetarian or vegan

- Reducing fossil fuel consumption

- Reducing the thermostat by a degree or two

- Getting an electric cars

- Reducing air miles

- Collecting rainwater.

Do members support #GenerationRestoration and the climate 'Extinction Rebellion' (peaceful protest)?

Did they previously support any organisation or campaign? (CND, Greenpeace, Amnesty International etc)



A drop in the OCEAN


A voice (crying) in the WILDERNESS

Answer the call of NATURE

All at SEA

Beat around the BUSH

Can't see the wood for the TREES

Still waters run DEEP

It never rains but it POURS

Barking up the wrong TREE

No stone left UNTURNED

Make a mountain out of a MOLEHILL

Nature versus NURTURE

The grass is always greener on the other SIDE

Hold out an olive BRANCH

The world is your OYSTER

Down to EARTH

Does you the world of GOOD

On top of the WORLD


Round 1. Environments

1. How much of the oxygen we breathe comes from the Amazon rainforest?

a. 5%

b. 10%

c. 15%

d. 20%

2. What is the largest hot desert in the world?

3. What makes the 'Great Barrier Reef'?

4. Do Polar Bears live in the North or South Pole? What about Penguins?

5. Which is the deepest ocean? The Atlantic or Pacific? How deep is it at its deepest (nearest guess)?

6. Which grows up, Stalactites or Stalagmites?

7. What is the longest river in the world?


8. What is the highest mountain in the world?

9. SONG. 'What A Wonderful World', Louis Armstrong - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBrd_3VMC3c

Name the seven continents?

Round 2. Seasons

10. What are the flower emblems of the four UK nations?

11. What do you call the days in Spring and Autumn when the days and nights are equal length?

12. When is the longest day? How many hours of daylight are there?

13. What is the hottest temperature ever recorded (in Cambridge) in the UK?

14. What do you call trees that lose their leaves in the Autumn, or 'Fall'?

15. Who said, and in what year, that there was not going to be a hurricane in the UK?

16. What year were there terrible floods across parts of Cardiff?

17. What year was 'The Beast From The East'?

18. SONG. 'California Dreaming',The Mamas & The Papas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-aK6JnyFmk

How many sides or points do snowflakes always have?

Round 3. Animals

19. What is the biggest animal in the world?

20. What is the biggest land animal?

21. What is the fastest animal in the world? How fast can it run?