Suitable for KS3, March - November
Sustainability, forest management, conservation, ecosystem services, tourism.
- Name a selection of economic activities associated with trees, woodlands and forests.
- Explain the importance of trees and forest to wildlife and global ecosystems.
- Understand how human activities can impact on the natural environment.
- Understand a range of techniques involved in the sustainable management of the arboretum.
- Suggest ways to manage woodlands sustainably and justify their choices.
Introduction - class discussion about the importance of trees for people, wildlife and global ecosystems.
Westonbirt's wildlife - explore the different ecological layers for signs of wildlife.
Ecological impacts - considering the impacts of different activities and visitors to the arboretum. How can activities be managed sustainably?
Sustainability search - find objects and discuss how each is linked to sustainable management.
Woodland design - design and build a model of a sustainable woodland for people, wildlife and timber from natural objects.