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The purpose of this outdoor activity is to enhance students’ awareness of human activity on biodiversity. The lesson aims to illustrate the differences in plant diversity between natural areas and human-managed areas and have students consider the implications.
Students will engage in a variety of hands-on activities such as:
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This resource provides and excellent activity to enhance the learning by examining the plant life in the school grounds and creating a sample field guide of the different species found there. Students could also brainstorm actions that could be taken to increase the biodiversity on the grounds or in the surrounding community.
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