Activity: Big ideas for urban nature: Dragons’ Den

In this activity, students work in small groups to come up with creative ways to help improve urban nature. They will research an issue and explore possible solutions. They then pitch their ideas to the rest of the class, and vote for the winner.

  • Key Stage: KS3
  • Time required: Minimum 2 hours. Possibility to extend over several sessions, including homework.

About this resource

  • Resource type: classroom activity, research, creativity and presentation skills
  • Theme: Urban Habitats

Learning outcomes

  • Understand that nature can thrive in urban environments
  • Appreciate that towns and cities can be improved for people and wildlife
  • Feel motivated to evaluate human impacts in cities and consider possible solutions
  • Curriculum links

Materials required

  • Big ideas sheets
  • paper, pencils, craft materials

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