Friday 5th June 2020 is World Environment Day – and this year's chosen theme is biodiversity!
World Environment Day has taken over the new Amey Education Hub to provide free access to a range of inclusive activities and resources that we hope will bring some fun in to the home as well as educate, engage and inspire our young people, from designing a railway route and building structures to learning more about the environment.
The Education Hub incorporates content from waste treatment education centres, including Cambridgeshire... such as 'how to build your own bottle birdfeeder'!
All the activities aim to give a taste of the diverse careers that are available at Amey and within our sectors, and in particular with regards to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.
World Environment Day 2020's theme is biodiversity, which describes the variety of life on Earth. It encompasses the 8 million species on the planet – from plants and animals to fungi and bacteria; the ecosystems that house them; and the genetic diversity among them.
A recent report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services suggests that 1,000,000 species are threatened with extinction worldwide and, according to the World Wildlife Fund, only 16% of habitats in Europe are in good health. The goal of World Environment Day is to bring these issues to the forefront of our minds, recognise the benefits a bio-diverse planet affords us, and take steps (even small ones) to help reverse the trend.