We’re proud to present this kit, packed with resources to help young people create wildlife habitat projects. It takes an ecosystem approach: recognizing that we as human beings are part of nature, not separate from it. It’s vital that the future stewards of our planet realize that none of the five million species on Earth, including us, can survive without each other or without healthy ecosystems.
• Restore Balance in Your Schoolyard and Beyond
- Remember, the projects in this kit are perfect for schoolchildren and youth groups like Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, and Brownies.
- Collaborate with your students to find just the right wildlife habitat projects, so they’ll feel a greater sense of initiative.
- Follow-up is vital, and getting several grades involved helps ensure that projects have an afterlife well into the future.
- Give youngsters a clear sense of what to expect from projects and why they’re doing them.
- Link up with groups such as seniors clubs and community associations to help reach your goals.
- Check bylaws and get written permission from landowners before starting projects.
- Recruit older students or volunteers to maximize the safety of your projects.
- Take extra precautions if activities occur in a forest or around water.
- Tread lightly over fragile areas to avoid disturbing wildlife.
- Don’t forget to bring a first-aid kit on outings.
- Keep groups small.
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