Biodiversity Introduction

2020 NY Museum of Natural History Biodiversity Hall

This is a brief introduction to the biodiversity of your neighborhood — what kinds of plants and animals live around your home or school, within a few block radius.

Neighborhood Biodiversity Activities
TED-Ed Short Lecture on Biodiversity
4:18 minutes

Our planet’s diverse, thriving ecosystems may seem like permanent fixtures, but they’re actually vulnerable to collapse. Jungles can become deserts, and reefs can become lifeless rocks. What makes one ecosystem strong and another weak in the face of change? Kim Preshoff details why the answer, to a large extent, is biodiversity. Lesson by Kim Preshoff, animation by TED-Ed.

Biodiversity is Us Video
13:40 minutes

This video doesn't only introduce biodiversity but talks about food webs.

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