The learning offered by this Biodiversity Action course is both urgent and relevant in the context of the current biodiversity crisis. It is becoming increasingly vital to support learning in this area given the twinned nature and climate crises.
Aimed at secondary school pupils, this SCQF level 4 course will support young people to develop their knowledge of key biodiversity concepts on how the natural world works and how we are dependent on its healthy functioning. It will build awareness of what positive action they might take to address the causes of biodiversity loss and skills to plan action for a nature positive future.
This course aims for students to develop:
- Awareness and understanding of the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss.
- A personal connection to the natural world.
- Motivation to take action to address biodiversity loss through changed behaviours, systems and physical spaces.
This course is particularly relevant to staff with responsibility for learning for sustainability, outdoor learning, and green careers. It is deliverable over one term through a minimum of 12.5 hours.
Material is primarily delivered by the class teacher with optional support from a Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB) trainer. Formative student work is shared with the KSB trainer electronically, who will mark it and provide feedback to the students.
Please express your interest in this course by completing the form below. A KSB trainer will be in touch to discuss your request with you.
The course is free for state secondary school students.