KS 1, 2, 3,. First, Second, Third, Fourth Stage. Ages 5 - 14.
DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins
OVERVIEW: Nature is a carefully balanced ecosystem which supports a wide variety of life through its biodiversity.
This workshop talks of the variety of life on the planet - informing of the difference in levels of biodiversity around the world and warns of the dangers to the balance of nature.
We also look at the Rainforest, and highlight the diversity of arachnids, insects and amphibians.
Key Workshop Objectives:
Explain the concept of Biodiversity and what is needed for life to survive
Discuss what makes
our planet diverse
Examine key habitats (including rainforest) and how creatures have adapted to life here
Discover the importance
Explore negative human impacts and extinction
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Animals often used in this workshop:
Animal requests will be accommodated where possible. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee attendance.
What is biodiversity?
Biodiversity describes the variety of animal and plant life found within a habitat.
Biodiversity helps our ecosystems function – it ensures we stay healthy by having clean air, water and pollinating plants.
Without biodiversity there is no humanity and species would become extinct.
Whilst biodiversity helps our economy, providing consumables and raw materials, human actions have had a negative impact on biodiversity.
Over farming, damaging habitats and wiping out species impact climate change; we need to work together to reduce our impact and protect our biodiversity.
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