Age range: 6 - 9
Resource type: guide, lesson plan, text
Author: Ewa PRZYBYSZ GARDYZA
The lessons built for this learning scenario are based on photos of different cities. By analysing photos students endeavour to perceive the logic behind using nature in solving problems that cities might face. Then students try to define whether their school faces any of the analysed problems in which nature could prove to be of use. With the teacher’s help, students design a plan to address problems around school using nature based solutions and implement change. Nature-based solutions (NBS) are solutions that are inspired and supported by nature, which are cost-effective, simultaneously provide environmental, social and economic benefits and help build resilience. Such solutions bring more, and more diverse, nature and natural features and processes into cities, landscapes, and seascapes, through locally adapted, resource-efficient and systemic interventions. Nature-based solutions must therefore benefit biodiversity and support the delivery of a range of ecosystem services.