KS3 & KS4

School wildlife talks for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

The Education Manager at David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) visits schools and delivers these talks and assemblies free of charge in order to raise awareness about endangered wildlife and conservation.

The following talks and workshops are designed for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 (KS3 & KS4) – please see below details for national curriculum links.

DSWF Endangered! Talk for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

Find out what led wildlife artist David Shepherd to become a conservationist and set up a foundation dedicated to protecting endangered wildlife in Africa and Asia. We will look at the species that we work to protect, the major threats that they are facing and the work that is being done to help them. We will also look at how students can make small changes in their own lives to make a difference.

This talk is also suitable for an assembly.

A Case Study: Kaziranga National Park, India Talk for KS3 and KS4

At the foot of the Himalayas and a UNESCO World Heritage, Kaziranga National Park in India is a biodiversity hotspot, regarded as one of the finest wildlife reserves in the world. It is home to the highest density of Bengal tigers of all the protected areas in the world, and one third of the planet’s greater one horned rhinos. Students will learn how human activities and physical processes in this area are altering the Park and having implications for its incredible wildlife.

Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 Curriculum Links

Geography

Geography – Key Stage 3

Locational knowledge:

  • Extend their locational knowledge and deepen their spatial awareness of the world’s countries… including India. Focusing on their environmental regions… key physical and human characteristics.

Place knowledge:

  • Study the human and physical geography of a region within Asia.

Human geography:

  •  Understand how human and physical processes interact to influence, and change landscapes, environments and the climate; and how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems.

Geography – Key Stage 4

People and the Environment

Global ecosystems and biodiversity:

  • An overview of the distribution and characteristics of large scale natural global ecosystems. For two selected ecosystems, draw out the interdependence of climate, soil, water, plants, animals and humans; the processes and interactions that operate within them at different scales; and issues related to biodiversity and to their sustainable use and management. (We will look at Kaziranga National Park, India).

Resources and their management:

  • An overview of how humans use, modify and change ecosystems and environments in order to obtain food, energy and water resources. Detailed study of one of either food, energy or water, recognising the changing characteristics and distribution of demand and supply, past and present impacts of human intervention, and issues related to their sustainable use and management at a variety of scales.

Science 

Science – Key Stage 3

Interactions and Interdependencies:

  • Relationships in an Ecosystem
  • The interdependence of organisms in an ecosystem.
  • How organisms affect and are affected by their environment

Genetics and Evolution

  • The importance of maintaining biodiversity.
  • Change in the environment may leave individuals within and species and some entire species, less well adapted to compete successfully and reproduce, which in turn may lead to extinction.

Biology – Key Stage 4

Ecosystems.

  • Some abiotic and biotic factors which affect communities, the importance of interactions between organisms in a community.
  • Organisms are interdependent and are adapted to their environment.
  • The importance of biodiversity.
  • Positive and negative human interactions with ecosystems.

English Spoken language

English Spoken language – Key Stage 3

Pupils should be taught to speak confidently, audibly and effectively using Standard English in a range of contexts.

Give presentations, expressing their own ideas and keeping to a point

English Spoken language  – Key Stage 4

Pupils should be taught to speak confidently, audibly and effectively

  • Using standard English when the context and audience require it.
  • Working effectively in groups of different size and taking on required roles.
  • Listening to and building on the contributions of others, asking questions to clarify and inform, and challenging courteously when necessary.
  • Planning for different purposes and audiences, including selecting and organising information and ideas effectively and persuasively for formal spoken presentations and debates.

*Sources: 
assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/SECONDARY_national_curriculum.pdf
assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/GCSE_geography.pdf

To make a booking or for any questions you may have, please email DSWF’s Education Manager Jo Elphick.