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)

Vermicomposting project in our Outdoor Exploration Centre

Teaching students about methods of composting to support the school garden. Through this project students will be addressing biodiversity loss, climate change, and environmental inequity.

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

YEK LAU,NES -Health and Healing

This project will focus on biodiversity, environmental restoration and the Coat Salish teachings of native plants, particularly Cedar. Students will be working in a new Native Plant and Pollinator garden, restoring Havenwood Park and harvesting Cedar in Latoria Creek Park, with Elder guidance.