Published August 11th, 2020
SDG 15: Life on Land is all about the human connection to our ecosystems which keep us (and other species) healthy, fed, and supported every day of our lives. Let’s use these resources to learn about protecting the diversity of life on our planet through sustainable development.
Check out The Young People's Trust for the Environment for lesson plans, videos, fact sheets, and other downloads. The Young People's Trust for the Environment is a charity set up to encourage young people's understanding of the environment. It aims to give young people a real awareness of environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, deforestation and endangered flora & fauna. It also aims to provide balanced views to take into account the realities of the modern world. Young people need to know all of the facts in order to make their own decisions about how they want to shape their world for the future.
For learners in grades 4-6, explore the educational resource guide from the David Suzuki Foundation, Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for grades four to six. The activities in this resource guide will help young learners explore their profound connection to nature and experience the power of collective action.
A fun and educational Summer activity can be encouraging your learner to begin a field journal about the biodiversity of your yard or green space. Ask your learner to make note of all of the different plants and animals they see in the yard and have them write down the changes they notice from day today. Start a conversation at the supper table about how these plants and animals are connected to each other. Younger children could draw pictures instead.