CLIMATE CHANGE &
BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
PROJECTS
Dr MCR HRD Institute
Biodiversity and
climate change
Activity based
learning
Why Biodiversity ?
Biodiversity is life.
It is
• Nature
• Wildlife
• Plants
• Animals
• Inter-connected
Importance: Biodiversity
• Gives clean air, water and fertile soils,
• Provides recreation, tourism, scientific
research a...
Threats to Biodiversity
1. Urbanisation
2. Global warming
3. Deforestation
4. Deep sea fishing in oceans
5. Pollution of s...
Activities on Biodiversity
Teaching and Learning
Knowledge and understanding:
• Nature, function & interrelations in
ecosystems
• Impact of people on environment
Objective...
Ecosystem Research:
• Plan and create 3D model of any ecosystem.
• Include appropriate plants and animals.
• Include natur...
1. Match words
and pictures
2. Interview
Experts
Biodiversity Collage and
Interview
Activity
Habitats and Homes :
• We need roads, parks, schools, shopping centres,
creeks, bus stops, plants and animals to ...
Activity
Create places for Wildlife:
Grow a Small Garden with Local Plant Species with a Small
Corner for Birds or Insects...
Thinking Walks-Field Visit
‘Thinking Walks’ :
Visit any nearby –pond,
tank, garden, forest to
observe and note down
biodi...
Comparison of Species: India and World
Group Number of
species in India
(SI)
Number of
species world
(SW)
SI/SW
(%)
350 4,...
Comparison between the Number of species in India and
the World
197 4,522 4.4
2546 21,730 11.7
15,000 250,000 6.0
Insects
Butterflies
Spiders
Amphibians
Reptiles
Reptiles
Water Birds
Bar-headed Goose Greater Flamingoes
Water birds
Ecological Complexes
Ecological Complexes
Conserve life supporting systems and keep planet fit for life.
Shape climate, cl...
Structural components of
Eco-System
Conceptual model of Food Chain
Pyramid of Energy Flow
A Conceptual Model of Energy Flow in an Ecosystem
Life supporting Cycles
Carbon
Cycle
Phosphorous
Cycle
Nitrogen
Cycle
Water
Cycle
Oxygen
Cycle
Heat Heat Heat
Heat in the E...
Climate is Changing: Animal and
plant life is changing
Butterfly species studied
have shifted their ranges
Many Bird speci...
Climate Projects on Biodiversity
Conservation
• Monitoring Plant Bird Insect Season
Relationship: Trees, animals, birds an...
Biodiversity Conservation: Cultural Ways
• Variety of Trees get Variety of Fruits and Flowers.
• They attract and support ...
River Offerings: Biodiversity
Conservation
• Pindapradhanam is a fish feeding programme
• Fish and tortoise clean water an...
• Littering plastic waste on banks of rivers and
in the towns on the banks of rivers kills visiting
birds and animals
• Li...
NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS
NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS
NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS
NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS
NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS
NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS
NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS
NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS
NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS
NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS
NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS
NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS
NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS
NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS
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NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS

A training module to introduce College Lecturers and School Teachers to the subject of Climate Education and Live Projects that they can do in their institution and elsewhere
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - NATIONAL GREEN CORPS AND NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CLIMATE EDUCATION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS

  • 1. CLIMATE CHANGE & BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS Dr MCR HRD Institute
  • 2. Biodiversity and climate change Activity based learning
  • 3. Why Biodiversity ? Biodiversity is life. It is • Nature • Wildlife • Plants • Animals • Inter-connected
  • 4. Importance: Biodiversity • Gives clean air, water and fertile soils, • Provides recreation, tourism, scientific research and education • Helps in water purification, pollination, and prevention of erosion. • Maintains Air quality, climate (both global CO2 sequestration and local) • Supports natural ecosystem processes and services
  • 5. Threats to Biodiversity 1. Urbanisation 2. Global warming 3. Deforestation 4. Deep sea fishing in oceans 5. Pollution of streams, rivers, and lakes
  • 6. Activities on Biodiversity Teaching and Learning
  • 7. Knowledge and understanding: • Nature, function & interrelations in ecosystems • Impact of people on environment Objectives of Education on Biodiversity
  • 8. Ecosystem Research: • Plan and create 3D model of any ecosystem. • Include appropriate plants and animals. • Include natural and non-natural materials, and decide which materials best represent ecosystem. 3 D Model must include: – Important features of ecosystem – Plants & Animals of that Ecosystem Design must : – Use many natural & non-natural materials - Use it to promote biodiversity in design materials Group Project
  • 9. 1. Match words and pictures 2. Interview Experts Biodiversity Collage and Interview
  • 10. Activity Habitats and Homes : • We need roads, parks, schools, shopping centres, creeks, bus stops, plants and animals to live • What do plants, birds and animals need to live • Our cities, suburbs and towns are home to native plants and animals as well as people. • We live in an ‘urban or rural ecosystem’
  • 11. Activity Create places for Wildlife: Grow a Small Garden with Local Plant Species with a Small Corner for Birds or Insects. Do One Thing’ for Nature. Plant Seeds and Trees Feed Wildlife, Create Homes for Species and Water Habitats Develop and Manage Inspirational Spaces in and around Encouraging Teamwork Inter-generational activity and can Stimulate Individual Research
  • 12. Thinking Walks-Field Visit ‘Thinking Walks’ : Visit any nearby –pond, tank, garden, forest to observe and note down biodiversity Target number of observations, sketches or collections Report back Give Enough time to complete activities on walk Activity:
  • 13. Comparison of Species: India and World Group Number of species in India (SI) Number of species world (SW) SI/SW (%) 350 4,629 7.6 1224 9,702 12.6 408 6,550 6.2
  • 14. Comparison between the Number of species in India and the World 197 4,522 4.4 2546 21,730 11.7 15,000 250,000 6.0
  • 15. Insects
  • 16. Butterflies
  • 17. Spiders
  • 18. Amphibians
  • 19. Reptiles
  • 20. Reptiles
  • 21. Water Birds Bar-headed Goose Greater Flamingoes
  • 22. Water birds
  • 23. Ecological Complexes Ecological Complexes Conserve life supporting systems and keep planet fit for life. Shape climate, cleanse air and water, regulate water flow, recycle essential elements, create and regenerate soil, and enable ecosystems to renew themselves. Food Web Food Cycle Energy Flow Food Chain Nutrient Cycle
  • 24. Structural components of Eco-System
  • 25. Conceptual model of Food Chain
  • 26. Pyramid of Energy Flow
  • 27. A Conceptual Model of Energy Flow in an Ecosystem
  • 28. Life supporting Cycles Carbon Cycle Phosphorous Cycle Nitrogen Cycle Water Cycle Oxygen Cycle Heat Heat Heat Heat in the Environment
  • 29. Climate is Changing: Animal and plant life is changing Butterfly species studied have shifted their ranges Many Bird species have moved Plants are flowering earlier on average than they did from 1900 to 1920.
  • 30. Climate Projects on Biodiversity Conservation • Monitoring Plant Bird Insect Season Relationship: Trees, animals, birds and insects are struggling to adapt to climate changes • Those trees, animals, birds and insects unable to adapt are getting extinct • Preparing Biodiversity Register on Variety of plants trees, birds, animals and insects that are there in the neighbourhood and that visit our neighbourhood
  • 31. Biodiversity Conservation: Cultural Ways • Variety of Trees get Variety of Fruits and Flowers. • They attract and support variety of Animals, Birds and Insects • Haritha Haram as local Biodiversity Promoter • Pavithra Vanams • Smrithi Vanams • Pushkara Vanams • Ganesh Pathri Vanam • Bathukamma Flower Plants • Nakshatra Vanam
  • 32. River Offerings: Biodiversity Conservation • Pindapradhanam is a fish feeding programme • Fish and tortoise clean water and during rainy season many of them look for food • Plastics and soaps kill fish and aquatic life • Instead of punyam we get papam • Littering of waste in water bodies suffocates aquatic animals • Hence campaign and volunteer for anti pollution to save water bodies and life within them • This is In-Situ Conservation of Aquatic Animals
  • 33. • Littering plastic waste on banks of rivers and in the towns on the banks of rivers kills visiting birds and animals • Littering plastic waste in forests adjoining rivers during our travel to pilgrimage kills the wild life • Conserve wild life and protect biodiversity avoid plastic littering in forests and riverfronts Temples and Jathras: Biodiversity Conservation