Here’s a great reason for getting kids involved in STEM and STEAM education. The conservation of endangered species will one day be in their hands!
Wildlife conservation is the practice of protecting wild plant and animal species and their habitats. Among the goals of wildlife conservation are to ensure that nature will be around for future generations to enjoy and to recognize the importance of wildlife and wilderness lands to humans and other species alike. This falls under the science category of STEM and STEAM.
Get them involved now by teaching them about endangered species and biodiversity around the globe.
Here are a few resources to help get you started:
- World Wildlife Fund – Animal Trivia Games
- National Geographic for Kids
- Wildlife Conservation Society for Teachers
- Arkive – Endangered species fact file
And of course you can check STEAM Register’s topic page dedicated to endangered species news.
There are many more resources available on the internet and at your local library to help teach kids about wildlife and conservation. Get to searching and get your kids involved today. After all, it’s their planet too, and one day they will be in charge of it!
Image Above: Hunting is one of the biggest threats to the tiger’s survival. In the past tigers were prized by trophy hunters and killed to protect livestock, something which still continues today. Credit: Sumeet Moghe/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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