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Biodiversity

The world is made of an amazing invisible web that we rarely recognise. Healthy biodiversity supports healthy ecosystems which make life possible. We can support biodiversity by encouraging wildlife and habitats, supporting conservation and connecting to nature through our senses.  

The Biodiversity Topic has some natural overlap with Water, Litter & Waste, School Grounds and Health & Well-being.

Classroom Activities

Our Resources

Resources From Other Organisations

BBC School Radio - Red Squirrels

Find out all about red squirrels and how to protect them.

Butterfly Conservation Scotland - Identify a Butterfly

Not sure what kind of butterfly you have found? Identify it here.

Butterfly Conservation Scotland - Big Butterfly Count

A nationwide survey to help assess the health of our environment.

RSPB - Give Nature a Home

No matter the size of your garden the RSPB has activities to suit.

RSPB - Wild Challenge Awards

Help wildlife, explore nature and earn awards for your school!

RZSS Useful Websites

List of resources courtesy of Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS)

Scottish Natural Heritage - Dictionary of Gaelic Words

A dictionary of Gaelic nature words.

Scottish Natural Heritage - Activities for your Class

Free resources to bring Scotland's nature and landscapes to life outdoors or in the classroom.

Scottish Natural Heritage - Scotland's Species

A detailed list of the species living in Scotland's diverse habitats.

Shark Trust - Eggcase Hunt

You can become a citizen scientist by helping The Shark Trust find and record eggcases

Stride Global Citizenship Magazine - Go Fish!

Interactive game about sustainable fishing linking learning to SDG 14.

UN Convention on Biodiversity - Teacher's Corner

Resources compiled by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity

World's Largest Lesson - Teaching Resources

Lesson plans, comics and teaching resources on biodiversity.

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