Forests are complex green systems, which comprise a huge range of interactions between living and non-living elements. About 30% of our planet's land cover is occupied by forest. It represents a wide range of ecosystem services provided to the population, like support or regulatory services. Those are essential to keep the life on our planet as we know it. Since the humans exploit many forest resources to improve the comodity and quality of the population, it's quite important to look at forest and green areas also as an economic and social treasure. Cities are growing continously in terms of urbanization, which enhance the need for maintaining green areas, singular trees and forest around and in the cities, in order to facilitate a positive managment between people's interests and a sustainable development. For in-depth information on the topic read page 19-36 of the curriculum.
With the 3 activities in module 2 of the handbook (page 43-55) the learners will gain insight on the importance of forests and natural habitats for cities. Through game-based interactive learning, students ecological city planning. With LEGO bricks. Find the activities on Trees and Forests.
Get inspired by what learners from North-Macedonia, Portugal, Denmark, Cyprus and Germany envisioned for the sustainable city of the future. Visit our Gallery for models built with LEGO bricks showing results from our activities conducted in the past. If you have used the activities for your lessons and want to inspire others, you are welcome to contribute to the gallery. Send your pictures with information on which activity you did in what context to - firstname.lastname@example.org .
Test your knowledge on the topic with our quiz. For self-assessment try to answer the questions before and after reading the complete module.