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Biomimicry is an exciting way to inspire pupils to observe the natural world and to develop a creative approach to problem solving by looking at nature for sustainable solutions.
WWF and TES are developing a series of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) materials designed to help young people build their knowledge and understanding of sustainability issues, explore solutions and develop key skills so that they feel empowered to take action. Our Inspiration from Nature classroom resource has been produced to help primary schools engage with sustainable development through the innovative approach of biomimicry.
Learning from nature
The aim of this resource is to encourage 7 to 11 year olds to develop their curiosity about the natural world and work together to explore creative solutions to sustainability, by looking at nature’s own designs.
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- What is biodiversity: Information poster showing how we share our planet with millions of other species; and how we need them all to survive.
- Plastic is NOT fantastic: Information poster highlighting the issues caused to our planet from plastic.
- Illegal Wildlife Trade Map: Explore how the illegal trade in wild plants and animals is a growing threat pushing thousands of species to the brink of extinction.
- Fascinating animal facts: Learn incredible facts you'll want to share about some of our planet's most amazing species.
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This is Our Planet
Our Planet is a new Netflix original documentary series from Silverback Films, in collaboration with WWF. The groundbreaking eight part series will be released globally on Netflix from 5 April 2019.