Today the grade six class was fortunate enough to visit with Peter Raspberry at the Blair Outdoor Ed Centre where we were learning about and discussing biodiversity.
What is biodiversity? In simple terms, the variety of living things. Each living thing has it's own important role in the the natural world, and when this great variety of species works and interacts with each other correctly, everything is in balance. However, whenever one plant or animal species becomes disturbed, interrupted, or displaced (through habitat loss, lack of food, natural disturbances, etc) it effects all other species that come into contact with that single species, either as predator, prey, or a more symbiotic relationship.
What does all of this mean? As humans, we need to become more aware of the potential risks that our behaviour has on other species and the habitats necessary for their survival.
Can you think of an action that humans do that may have negative impacts on a habitat or species in your area? Please share your thoughts with us! We look froward to reading them.