Endangered Species

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Help further your student’s knowledge about how animals become endangered and the ways we can prevent them from becoming extinct. Get your students involved in discussions around endangered species, as well as looking at the different charities and organisations that help prevent extinction and challenge them to research an endangered species in the UK.

Get started by getting them involved in our ‘Endangered Species (KS2)’ resource, with the aims to learn about:

  • Developing scientific language terms, such as "conservation", "endangered" and "extinct"
  • Discovering endangered species of the UK
  • Exploring conservation opportunities that can be done in school or at home

Follow up this lesson with one of our creative activities, where students can expand their imagination. Colour in a great crested newt or learn how to build a mini pond, there are plenty of options down below for students to interact with.

Documents are suitable for all Primary ages with adaptations listed where necessary.

  • Did you know

    Since the 1500s, we have lost 133 species on our islands, and 41% of all remaining species have declined since the 1970s

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Discover our parks

  • Linford Lakes Nature Reserve


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    The 37 hectare site is only open to permit holders. The reserve consists of a large lake, reedbeds, wet woodland and several small meadows interlaced with a number of smaller lakes and ponds. Four bird watching hides are located giving fine views of the wildlife and beautiful scenery.

  • Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve


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    Set within Ouse Valley Park, the Floodplain Forest is the newest nature reserve in Milton Keynes and the most impressive wildlife habitat creation scheme in the city’s history.

  • Stony Stratford Nature Reserve


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    In 2008 with support from the Riverside Parks Group, work began to re-establish Stony Stratford Nature Reserve as a major local wildlife park. Parties of volunteers have cleared islands of scrub allowing Wildfowl to nest. There are also renovated and painted bird hides and the ponds have been cleared of invasive vegetation as well as the restoration of a sand martin nest bank, which has enabled Kingfishers to nest successfully.