Rewilding is a form of ecological restoration that 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 Rewilding set of activities prepares students to plan a campaign presentation to convince the public to rewild one animal in the UK. Students will get to work alongside members of their household and use their knowledge of interdependence, and the enquiry skills of weighing up evidence for a claim.
This free resource contains four different activities, which can be fitted around existing science lessons in a unit on Interdependence. You can use just one activity or all four.
Blueprint curriculum links
- Concept: Feeding relationships, Competition
- Learning stage: Apply
- Concept: Abiotic & biotic
- Skill: Weighing evidence for a claim
- Learning stage: Analyse
- Teachers guide
- Information for STEM professionals
- 1 Challenge - teaching powerpoint
- 1 Challenge Home - student sheets
- 2 Wolves - teaching powerpoint
- 2 Thinking guide - student sheets
- 3 Beavers - teaching powerpoint
- 4 Campaign - student sheets and assessment rubric
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You can find out more about rewilding here:
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).
Rewilding is a resource developed for the CONNECT project.