News October 2023: Wildcats restored to Scottish Highlands (see weblink).
Rewilding aims to reintroduce lost animal species back to ecosystems. It’s happening around the world – bison in Romania, beavers in the UK, and wolves in the USA.
The activity gets students to plan a campaign presentation to convince the public to rewild one animal in the UK.
Rewilding can be done in 1-2 lessons, to practice higher-order thinking and prepare students for the demands of 'AO3' at GCSE. It's designed to fit into an 11-14 unit on interdependence.
Blueprint curriculum links
- Concepts: Feeding relationships, competition
- Skill: Use a model
- Learning stage: Analyse
The lesson resources are delivered as a zip file. After you checkout, you will be sent an email with the link to download them.
Work with a scientist
This activity is ideal for use with a scientist in the classroom, or online. We can help you set up a partnership - just complete the form (only open to UK schools).
We have also created a longer version of Rewilding, taking around 4 lessons. This is ideal for a longer project and includes case studies based on real rewilding events.
Download this version by using this dropbox link.
Rewilding is a resource developed for the CONNECT project, funded by the European Commission.