ERV values the environmental education of all students, to ensure environmental stewardship and awareness across the school. Biodiversity is used as a lens to facilitate this learning; it is the basic understanding that habitats and ecosystems need different types of life, living together and sharing resources to remain sustainable. It is a simple concept for young people to understand; biodiversity is important, lots of species living together is good. Any action that promotes this should be encouraged, and any action that threatens the biodiversity of an ecosystem should be discouraged. We shouldn’t throw litter into the ocean, as it threatens biodiversity; we protect important animals to preserve biodiversity; we manage forests to ensure biodiversity.
Biodiversity week is about highlighting this to the students, and to share a range of fun, educational activities that help students better understand biodiversity.