New Teaching Module on Biodiversity and Agriculture
Teaching students about biodiversity, or the variety of life on Earth, is a daunting yet exciting task. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity wants to support you in guiding students through a fascinating and exciting exploration of biodiversity issues.
For our first project, we’ve designed an educational module on biodiversity and agriculture - the 2008 theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity. It comprises of an online educational web portal for primary school students and five accompanying lesson plans for educators. Educators can also download the children’s web portal in a booklet format. The resources are aimed at students in upper primary school (grades four to six), but could be adapted for other levels. Explore this exciting new initiative. Click here.
Biodiversity and Climate Change Presentation
As part of its 2007 edition of the CBD School Outreach Programme, the Secretariat created a presentation on biodiversity and climate change that was delivered by staff and volunteers to schools across Montreal, Canada, home of the Secretariat. This presentation is available here in PDF format and includes presentation notes. We encourage educators to look at this presentation as an example of a tool to raise awareness on climate change and biodiversity. View the presentation
Secondary Level Education on Biodiversity
For guidance on addressing issues of biological diversity at the secondary education level, see the following UNESCO publication: Biological Diversity for Secondary Education