Local Biodiversity

This term, students across the school have been learning about sustainability and ways we can help protect and regenerate our environment, both on a local and global scale. Students have been investigating the life cycles of plants and animals, earth’s natural resources, ways to reduce waste and the impact of natural disasters on our planet.

There are many simple steps you can take a home to protect and sustain the biodiversity of the local community. These include:

  • picking up any rubbish you see outside and placing it in the nearest bin
  • using a compost bin to collect your kitchen and garden organic waste
  • growing flowering plants in your garden, such as lavender, lily’s or daisy’s, to attract native birds and bees
  • leaving rocks and logs in your garden to provide a shelter for ground-dwelling animals, such as lizards or frogs
  • conserving resources by reducing your home water and energy usage
  • trying to reuse or recycle whenever possible

We encourage you to talk to your children about the many interesting facts they have been learning about this term and implement some ideas as a family to help protect the local environment.