Life is a mixed bag! Biodiversity (biological diversity) refers to the incredible variety within, and between, all life species: animals, plants, right down to micro-organisms. In this Eco-Schools theme students aim to discover, understand and enhance their local environment through identifying local inhabitants/species and conserving their homes. This might be in the form of creating a native plant, bush tucker garden to rejuvenate a local Australian ecosystem or ensuring diversity of flowers for bee populations. This theme offers students a chance to engage first hand with the natural environment and consider the impact our lifestyle choices and purchases have on the natural environment.

Useful resources on the theme Habitats & Homes

Many schools are starting to drive their own saltwater crocodile awareness campaigns within their communities. Teachers and students are doing fantastic work inside and outside their classrooms to make sure that everyone is aware of the risks posed by saltwater crocodiles. The Northern Territory Tidy Towns Be Crocwise schools awards showcase the work that your school community is doing to learn about saltwater crocodiles.

Please contact eco-schools@kab.org.au to tell us your ideas for how Eco-Schools in Australia can tackle the theme of “Biodiversity”.

Has your school already worked on this theme? We’d love to share your experience with other schools – please complete and return this short Case Study Template form.