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 project!

Biodiversity Loss (Animals) Projects

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Environmental Inequity (People)

Sharing the harvest

Presently we have a large First Nations tradition plant demonstration plot. We are working with our First Nations partners to develop a seed and plant material distribution plan. Our students have learned to harvest, dry, and collect the seeds so they may be shared with all the schools in the board

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

Soil Regeneration Project

The goals of the project are to organize and implement activities that promote soil regeneration, that prioritize composting of waste from other school programs, that establishes a native prairie ecosystem, and that provides a culturally significant space on school property.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals)

St. Bonaventure’s Bee Hive

We are aiming to continue to growth of St. Bonaventure’s Bee Hive. We want to continue to grow the student commitment and engagement by working towards cross curricular development and generating a “Bee Day” at St. Bon’s which will involve our music department, science, social studies, english, math

Biodiversity Loss (Animals)

Taking Action for Cats and Birds

The students have recognized the need to support animals in our community, in particular cats and birds. We are collaborating with another class in our school to raise funds and awareness to support local rescue organizations such as the Humane Society and K9 Advocates Manitoba.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment)

The Bird Safe Community Project

Bird Safe Guelph will work with the University of the Guelph and the Guelph community to educate and inspire action toward local bird conservation. This project will gather a community together for the second annual Guelph Bird Day, to celebrate, learn about, and protect our community’s birds.

Bring our Living Wall Back to Life!!
Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment)

The Lord Beaverbrook High School Living Wall restoration

I’m a Leadership teacher at our school and our students want to include an Environmental Leadership component to the program. One major idea they have to to revive our “Living Wall” that exists in the foyer with more sustainable & biodiverse plants. These Enviro-leaders are being the change daily.

Building an understanding of our 'Place'
Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Understanding our Place

Students will build an understanding of our ‘place’ with respect to the interconnectedness of the ecology, culture and economy in southern Alberta. This study will examine the development of our place using these 3 dimensions from our past, present and into the future.

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

Vermicomposting project in our Outdoor Exploration Centre

Teaching our students about methods of composting to support our school garden

the project will be lunched on april
Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

we will use it for vegetabale garden. Materiel to clean arround our school.

We are going to use a part of our school as vegetable garden to sow a differents kind of vegetable and fruit.