The children will visit areas of biodiversity that have been left or developed to provide a natural habitat for rare and endangered species bats, birds, insects and small mammals.
Here they will have the opportunity to develop a love of nature and a respect for biodiversity including …
What is an ecosystem?
How do living organisms interact?
Why is it important to maintain biodiversity?
How does climate change and deforestation affect biodiversity?
Based on Natural England's research, there is evidence that a connection to nature is associated with certain wellbeing, educational outcomes and pro-environmental behaviours.suggestes that a connection to nature may be an important influence on other environmental behaviours, practices and beliefs. A variety of factors may have a role in the development of connection to nature including contact with the natural world, childhood experience, certain interventions, and socio-cultural status.