- To raise awareness about biodiversity and its essential role in the overall health of the planet.
- To investigate the native biodiversity of the school and surrounding community.
- To identify key aspects of local habitats and the local ecosystem that promote biodiversity.
- To make connections between human actions and the level of biological diversity found within a habitat and/or ecosystem.
- To improve the biodiversity found on school grounds.
- To provide information about the benefits of a biologically diverse ecosystem to students, families, and the community.
Through work with the Biodiversity pathway, students will:
- Develop an understanding about what biodiversity is and what it means locally, nationally, and globally.
- Investigate local biodiversity, exploring the past and present as well as predicting the future biodiversity of your locale.
- Conduct a biodiversity audit of the school grounds.
- Create an action plan to address biodiversity on the school grounds and/or in the surrounding community.
- Collect, analyze, interpret, and communicate information related to biodiversity.
- Monitor and evaluate progress toward goals related to increasing biodiversity on school grounds and/or the surrounding community.
- Communicate about the importance biodiversity plays in the health of our planet to a variety of audiences, including other students, parents, and the local community.