A project that protects the incredible species that call your community home.

What comes to mind when you think of Biodiversity? Is it the plants and animals in your backyard, from the ones you can see to the ones that you can’t? Biodiversity is a concept that connects us all—the plants and animals around the world depend on each other and a healthy habitat for survival. This includes us! Without the insects, plants, animals, bacteria, fungi, and everything in between, we would be unable to survive. With the your Roots & Shoots program, you can take action as a citizen scientist and directly or indirectly protect biodiversity in your community.

Examples of past projects applicable to this theme:

  • Pollinator Gardens that support local biodiversity
  • Habitat enrichment activities (beehives, bird houses, bat houses)
  • Youth-organized community event that includes Elder teachings on local Indigenous plants/animals

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Resources

Our Resource section includes things like our Climate Change Curriculum Guide and our Biodiversity Guide. These can be helpful tools for any Roots & Shoots project!

Biodiversity Loss (Animals) Projects

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Music for Conservation

To create a social media platform that will be called “Music for Conservation” where I will invite scientists and youth to interview via video on their thoughts and research on environmental issues. I will record and upload my own environmental songs and covers to help raise funds for projects.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals)

Niiwin Minisiwigwag Pollinating our Inner City

Student’s will create a long-term biodiversity space for pollinators within Winnipeg’s Inner City community that will benefit both the students, and residents of the area.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals)

Pollinator Garden

The essence of the project is to create and restore pollinator friendly gardens that will attract and give nourishment to pollinators.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment)

Reclaiming Our Space

Students at Simonds Elementary will research, design, plan and implement a First Nations medicinal herb and pollinator garden in a currently unused green space in front of the school. This space, due to its location, is an invitation for the wider community to learn about local Indigenous plant kin.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals)

Restoration & Queer Ecology

12 BIPOC youth will engage in place-based outdoor education that equips them with key tools to live resiliently in the climate change future. They will learn how queerness is abundant in ecology while restoring a degrading meadow, stewarding native plants, & increasing urban frog, bat & bird populations.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals)

Sooke Heartwood Edible Native Plants Garden

Last year, students successfully established a Pollinator Garden to support our Beehive Program. Now they want to establish an Edible Native Plants Garden that will reclaim damaged habitat, establish more habitat for pollinators and extend learning about native plants and traditional uses.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment)

St Raphael Shade Garden

Student’s will create 2 educational habitat gardens. One garden will be focused on sun and the other on shade.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals)

St. Bonaventure’s College Bee Hive

St. Bonaventure has taken on the initiative of starting a school bee hive for their school garden to help with pollination and as an educational took for experiential learning. They are trying to bring experiential learning back for their students after such a long hiatus and promote a healthy bee community.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Three Sisters Garden

The Healing Garden will act as a living classroom, to help build life skills in local youth, allow positive space to network and will give back to the communities it serves. Youth will prepare, plant, monitor, harvest and deliver produce from the garden to local food shelters, and local families.