In Year 3, our class has developed a passion and amazement for God’s beautiful animals. This year, Endangered Species Day is on 18 May, so we have been looking at ways to protect our endangered species and their habitats. We loved creating art pieces that expressed the beauty of God’s creation.
In Project-Based Learning we have investigated which animals are extinct, which ones are close to extinction and what can be done to protect them. We are making persuasive posters to show people what we can do.
One of the animals that we have looked at that are close to extinction are orangutans. Unfortunately, the main threat to the survival of orangutan populations in the wild is the massive expansion of palm oil plantations. We have learnt that palm oil is in many products that we buy, everything from food to cleaning products. Forests are being cut down to grow these palms and the orangutans are in danger of becoming extinct in the next ten years.
We have also discovered that there are many other species in the world that are endangered due to the greed of man.
We also know that even though we are only young in Year 3, we can make a HUGE difference.