Messages from Below: Bugs Biodiversity and Nature Literacy

Ruud Kleinpaste *1

1 Christchurch, New Zealand

If we are serious about the future of our Planet we’ll need to reconnect our next generation to the Natural World. With the proliferation of personal devices and social media, “Nature Literacy” is fast becoming a thing of the past and the training of teachers generally does not place much emphasis on science and the biological disciplines. Yet, by using the environment as a context for education we can make a real difference to the way our younger generation engages with their natural surroundings and the ecosystem services we so depend on. And entomology is one of those little topics that makes a big impact!

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