Activity details: Students produce a report about how communities can be involved in biodiversity. The report can focus on a community organisation or a specific community biodiversity project. The report can use any form of media that can effectively communicate the information and other material.
The class might decide they want to display their report in a public place or put it on the Internet. This will change the media they might otherwise use.
Learning goals for this activity include:
1. Engaging students in the local community.
2. Project planning skills enhanced.
Year levels: 9 and 10
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Duration of activity: 90 mins
Learning areas addressed: Science, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, English.
Teacher input: Facilitate student sharing of ideas and class discussion.
Resources needed: Computers, internet, resources for developing presentations.
Homework and extension opportunities: Some of the work can be done from home.
Keywords: Biodiversity, community, media, conservation, ecosystem.