Age Suitability: S1 - S6
Availability: Edinburgh Zoo, Highland Wildlife Park
Lesson Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
Maximum Class Size 33
Content (and curriculum links):
Using examples from around the globe we will discuss what sustainability is and why humanity needs to be more sustainable. In this session we investigate the impact of our increasing human population (SCN 4-01a, Nat 4: 3.2), explore food production (Nat 5: 3.5), crop protection (Higher 3.3), the benefits of renewable energy (TCH-2-02b), and how to increase energy efficiency of enclosures (SCN 3-04a).
We also look at what makes conservation projects sustainable in the long-term, explaining the 'three pillars of sustainability,' the social, environmental and economic dimensions.
The focus of this session can be tailored to suit the level of your students or to highlight specific areas of BGE, or Biology at: National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher.