"There is one last reason for caring, and I believe that no other is necessary. It is certainly the reason why so many people have devoted their lives to protecting the likes of rhinos, parakeets, spirit bears and dolphins. And it is simply this: the world would be a poorer, darker, lonelier place without them."
— Mark Carwardine
Science has revealed that Earth's biodiversity has incomparable economic value providing human society not only the energy and materials to thrive but its life support as well. This reality is the rationale behind Webweavers, a program designed to introduce children to our home planet — Earth Island and its miraculous Web of Life.
Students explore the wonder and wisdom of Nature and in turn are motivated to 'lead by deed' — a personal commitment to actions at home and school that heal rather than hurt the living world. Students create a personal web ring and rainbow of five coloured orbs each of which symbolizes a key learning outcome of the program.
When the preparation, island experience and follow-up phases of the Webweavers program are complete, students will better understand that their health and the health of the planet are intertwined, each being influenced by the choices they make and the actions they take.
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