Activity: Climate change challenge
This is an activity for you to lead during a visit to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, or in the classroom using the internet.
GCSE, A Level, FE and HE - England and Wales
This activity is for you to take, using the resources below.
The resources for this case study can be adapted to suit the age and curriculum needs of each student.
In this activity students will learn about the effects of climate change on a National Park and the important habitats and biodiversity these special places provide. The activity can be adapted to a visit to your nearest Naitonal Park.
Students will learn about the causes of climate change and its effects on the National Park's:
- water and rivers
- buildings and heritage
They will also learn about the work being carried out to combat the effects of climate change including:
- projects funded by the Sustainable Development Fund
- making the National Park's headquarters building as green as possible
- green tourism and green living initiatives
- work to restore woodlands
- work to restore peatlands
What you will need:
For classroom activity:
- More information on the work National Parks are doing to combat climate change can be found here:
- Yorkshire Dales headquarters building helps combat climate change - information here:
- And why not try to measure your school's carbon footprint here:
Curriculum links (England and Wales):
Subject area(s): geography KS 3/4
- How the interaction of the physical and human dimensions of the environment interact to produce environmental change
- The impact of sustainable development on climate change
- How to plan for and manage the impact of interactions between people and the environment
Subject area(s): science KS 3/4
- Human activity can lead to changes in the environment
- Communication and interpretation of scientific ideas
Subject area(s): citizenship KS 3/4
- Critical thinking and enquiry