This theme is about understanding how plants work with animals, the weather, and the landscape to form a bubble of life called an ecosystem. In this theme, you’ll explore which plants are good for nature. You’ll also find out about invasive species: when people introduce new plants or animals that harm an ecosystem.
You could get stuck in by planning, growing, and caring for your own plants, or you could help out at a local nature reserve.
There are five steps to this community impact project:
Earn stage one of your Community Impact Staged Activity Badge by learning about the importance of trees and plants, and growing them, in your local area.
Step one: identify the need
Try out any, or all, of these activities to learn about different plants and how to care for them. You could do them one after the other, or in separate sessions.
Step two: plan action
Now it’s time to decide what issue you should take action on and what you want to change.
Step three: take action
To complete stage one of your badge, you’ll need to spend at least four hours taking action, over three months.
Step four: learn and make more change
After you’ve taken action, discuss what you’ve learned, how you have made people’s lives better, the skills or knowledge you’ve developed, and what you could do to help even more people in your chosen community.
Step five: tell the world
Finally, it’s time to share your actions far and wide. Help other people to understand why the issue you took action on is important, what you did and how they can help.