A new study researching wild Eurasian beavers living on the River Otter, in Devon, have discovered that their activity helps to reduce flooding and pollution, and can boost populations of fish and other wildlife.
This PDF resource includes this article, as well as accompanying activity ideas:
- Debate whether we should introduce beavers into other areas of the country to help the environment, or if this would just cause other issues.
- Create a persuasive advert convincing European beavers of the benefits of working in the UK to help look after our rivers.
- Write a humorous song or limerick about a beaver moving here from Europe.
- Write a brief account of an example where an animal has been introduced into a habitat and what effect it had.
Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.
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The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.
To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.