Pupils will begin by looking at different habitats from around the world and comparing their levels of biodiversity. What affects the number of species a habitat can sustain? They will then analyse the biodiversity of the world’s oceans. By examining and measuring a selection of shells and comparing data collected from them, they will discuss how diverse the oceans are and why this might be. The pupils will then consider the importance of biodiversity, and the problems caused when human activities affect it. This activity can also include exploration of the nearby rockpools and beaches to examine the biodiversity of the local marine environment.
We will happily adapt and modify workshops to suit your requirements.
This is a hands - on activity that can have an outdoor component. We recommend that all attendees wear appropriate clothing and shoes that are suitable for walking in water and on rocks or waterproof boots, such as wellies. The rocks and seaweed can be slippery, so take care when exploring.