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Rewilding Open Schooling Resource related to SDG 15 for teachers, students, scientists and families

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posted on 2024-05-07, 16:09 authored by Alexandra OkadaAlexandra Okada, Antony Sherborne, Gemma Young

REAL-PROBLEM

Human activity has been incredibly destructive in terms of the biodiversity of the world. Biodiversity on Earth is being catastrophically lost at an alarming rate affecting our own health and well-being. In the last 50 years, humans have caused the disappearance of 68% of the number of animals on the planet through hunting, pollution and destroying habitats( WWF, 2020). Rewilding gives nature a chance to re-establish its natural state of biodiversity and abundance.

FUTURE-ORIENTED SCIENCE ACTION

Rewilding Is about restoring natural processes for wildlife, people and climate. It aims to reintroduce lost animal species back to ecosystems. It can create opportunities for ecological restoration, wildlife watching and sustainable use of natural resources. The Rewilding science-action prepares students to plan a campaign presentation that will convince the public to rewild one animal. Students will use their knowledge of interdependence, and the enquiry skills of weighing up evidence to support a claim.

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
15- Life on land

17- Partnerships for the goals

CURRICULUM

Knowledge: Biology – Ecosystems – Interdependence.

Skills: devise questions, analyse data, draw conclusions and communicate ideas

Attitude & Values: environmental protection, work in teams

ACTIVITY CONTENTS

  • Teachers guide
  • Teaching powerpoints
  • Home task
  • Student sheets

CARE-DO ACTIVITIES

There are 2 activities that can be fitted around existing science lessons.

You can take part in any of these activities designed with two learning objectives:

  1. Understand the scientific context (CARE)
  2. Coordinate scientific knowledge and skill in a performance assessment (DO)

FUN PARTICIPATORY SCIENCE
This science action engages students, family members, science professionals.


COMPETENCE-BASED ASSESSMENT

  1. students feedback about their views of science, including engagement, confidence, and identity.
  2. students and teachers templates to assess knowledge and skills
  3. students feedback about their science capital in the context of open schooling


REFERENCES

(YouTube) Is rewilding a good idea? | BBC Teach

(Dailypost) Snowdonia plan for Golden Eagle release moves to next stage – but not everyone is happy

(Foundation) https://rewildingeurope.com/


CONNECT MATERIALS FOR DOWNLOAD

01-Rewilding-short-Teacher-Guide Download

02-LESSON-Rewilding-short-CARE Download

03-LESSON-Rewilding-short-DO Download

04-STUDENT-SHEETS-Rewilding-short-2 Download


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