Biodiversity Pathway

Learning Objectives

Eco-Schools Biodiversity


  • Deepen student learning by incorporating a cross-curricular approach to addressing this pathway, including math, the language arts, the social studies, technology, engineering, and the arts.
  • Raise awareness about biodiversity and its essential role in the overall health of the planet, and specifically within and around the school community.
  • Investigate the native biodiversity of the school and surrounding community, including species classified as threatened or endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Identify key aspects of local habitats and the local ecosystem that promote biodiversity.
  • Make connections between human actions and the level of biodiversity found within a habitat and/or ecosystem.
  • Improve the biodiversity found on school grounds.
  • Research and develop partnerships with local, regional, and/or state organizations to build relationships and support for your world.
  • Provide tools for ways to increase biodiversity at home, businesses, and throughout the community.

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Monarch Butterfly Recovery Resources

Learn more about the Monarch Butterfly

Learn how you and your students can contribute to monarch conservation and support the recovery
efforts of NWF and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Curriculum resources are available for K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and high school Biology and Environmental Science.

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Bird Identifier Guide

Download this handy Bird Identifier reference guide, illustrated by John Sill. Use the guide to help identify 25 kinds of birds often seen around your home.