Each class has spent several weeks learning about the different biomes around the world, finally focusing on one specific biome: Marine, Forest, Rainforest, Tundra, Desert, Antarctic and Savannah. The children taught us about animals and plants that live in this biome and then explained the threats to the ecological structure and effect these have on the plants and animals. Many of the threats also contribute to global warming, leading to climate change, which then adversely affects the environments further.
The children presented a variety of ideas and solutions that individuals can do to help. Ideas included: avoid using plastic, recycle when possible, use a bike or walk to school, encourage your parents to buy a hybrid car, use less electricity – turn the lights/aircon off when you don’t need it, turn water off whilst brushing your teeth and limit your use of electronics.