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Biodiversity & COP15

Biodiversity & COP15

The current climate crisis coincides with a crisis in nature, driven by human activity. COP15 United Nations Biodiversity Conference took place in December 2022 in Montreal, Canada, bringing together countries from all over the world to agree on targets to make sure we halt the current loss in biodiversity.

Our COP15 Biodiversity live lesson is an invitation to keep learning how magnificent and vital every single component of our living planet is, and how important it is for us all to work hard to not lose them.

The live lesson includes a short, inspiring lesson for Early Years-P3 broadcast from the RZSS Edinburgh Zoo; a full morning for P4-P7 classes with two workshops delivered by author, naturalist and eco-journalist Sarah Roberts and by experts from RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and a pre-recorded workshop for High Schools.

We are grateful for the support of our friends at Scottish Book Trust and Royal Zoological Society of Scotland for helping to make these lessons possible.

Early Years to P3

We welcome our friends from RZSS Edinburgh Zoo who, with the help of some of their animals, teach us how all species from small to big are important for our planet to be healthy and for us to live. 

Biodiversity & COP15 Live Lesson: Early Years to P3

Upper Primary 

Workshop 1: What do the Himalayas, the Arctic and the Cairngorms have in common? Jasper Hughes from Highland Wildlife Park RZSS takes us on a journey to answer this question and to learn about these fascinating habitats are linked to climate change and Biodiversity COP15.

Workshop 2: Acclaimed author and eco-journalist Sarah Roberts shares her experience working in many of the most extreme and attractive places on Earth, where she has been amazed by unique habitats and extraordinary species.

Biodiversity & COP15 Live Lesson: upper primary

High Schools

This is a pre-recorded session to accommodate your own timetable, with pause points for discussion, with a linked debate activity. The lesson covers the history of UN COPs, with a focus on the upcoming Biodiversity COP15 taking place in Montreal, Canada. We discuss the importance of biodiversity and consider what young people can do to help protect and restore biodiversity. 

This session is relevant for a wide range of subjects, including English, Biology, Geography, Social Studies and Modern Studies.

Biodiversity & COP15 Live Lesson: high schools

All Ages Assembly

An Assembly to wrap up our Global Citizenship Live Lesson. Let's see what we remember, and have a look at some of the work sent in throughout the week.

Biodiversity Live Lesson Assembly

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Biodiversity Live Lesson 2021

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Mini Live Lesson: Froglife

We welcome British wildlife charity Froglife for a fantastic workshop all about pond building and creating wildlife habitats in schools and communities.

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