The Biodiversity Module helps schools to protect and improve the land (school grounds and surrounds), the local ecosystem, and plant and animal habitats.
Biodiversity is found in genetic diversity, species diversity and ecosystem diversity. It recognises the connection of everything with each other and with the environment, to form ecosystems. Ecosystems exist everywhere on land, in rivers, along coasts and in the ocean.
The Biodiversity Module involves three key areas:
Schools assess the way they use natural resources through a biodiversity audit. From this, create a biodiversity improvement plan and manage habitats in your grounds.
Explore curriculum activities that engage students in learning and taking action to conserve and increase biodiversity in schools.
Engage the whole school to work on biodiversity by engaging teachers, students, parents and the wider community.
If signing up and committing to the ResourceSmart Schools program it is recommended to start and complete the Core Module first then proceed with other modules in any order or the same time. If not signing up to the program, schools can utilise the Biodiversity resources to become more sustainable.
Complete 7 compulsory actions and a minimum of 17 of the 25 recommended actions to meet certification requirements.
18 July 2022 – A list of all actions to help each school through the ResourceSmart Schools program Biodiversity Module.
10 March 2023 – This guide helps schools to work through the Biodiversity Module.
1 August 2022 – Use this yearly action plan template to reflect the activities your school would like to undertake to improve biodiversity.
26 November 2020 – Tools for schools to undertake their annual biodiversity audit.
18 July 2019 – Helping schools to build sustainability into their curriculum in all subject areas from foundation to grade six.
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