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Lesson Plan: Biodiversity - Plants and Animals on Earth - Grade 5

This lesson plan deals with topics including biodiversity and the different plants and animals on Earth.

Pamphlet: Careers in Conservation Grade 11-12

Learn about all the careers that are possible in conservation. 

Poster series Marine Endangered Marine Birds

This series of three posters will give you all the information you need about three endangered marine bird species including the African penguin, Cape comorant and Cape gannet.

Poster: Fire - Report Smoke and Fire

This poster reminds us of the important numbers to call to report smoke and fire. Useful for community groups and for teachers when educating on fire safety.

Poster: Marine - Rocky Shores

Learn all about what rocky shores are and who lives there. Teachers can use this poster as a source of information on different types of ecosystems. 

Presentation: Arbor Day - youth and adults

Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday of April annually. This is a special day to celebrate trees like a birthday. Its purpose is to encourage people to learn about the importance of trees and how to protect them for us and future generations.

Presentation: Biodiversity - International Day of Forests

On 21 March each year, the world celebrates International Day of the Forest. This special day highlights the importance of forests to people such as cleaning the air we breathe for us and providing us with wood for creating books, stationery and musical instruments.

    Presentation: Defending our climate from change

    Scientists are more than 95% certain that nearly all of global warming is caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases and other human emissions. If we don't change our our attitudes towards climate change, we risk facing food shortages and the extinction of many wildlife species. 

    Presentation: Exploring life underwater – our marine biodiversity

    Marine biodiversity is the variety of plant and animal life that we find in the oceans and seas. Marine biodiversity must be preserved because it creates jobs through tourism, provides raw materials for medicine and acts as a food source for both human beings and other animals. 

    Presentation: Living Fossils - Cycads

    Do we know what Cycads are?  These ancient plants go as far back as the dinosaurs. Cycads are slow-growing plants but can live hundreds of years and resemble a palm or fern but are not related.

    Presentation: Magical Forests: all about forest biodiversity

    Forests play a vital role in biodiversity. They provide food and shelter for the many species found in them. In forests, some animals live in the forest canopy while others live on the ground and under shrubs and all share an interconnected food chain.

    Presentation: Marine Biodiversity - The Fabulous Forms of Fish

    There are some 2 600 species of fish in our seas including 270 families of fishes represented in South Africa, equivalent to 83% of all marine fish families known. Strikingly, up to 13% are endemic, ranking amongst the highest anywhere else in the world.