Discover Biodiversity!

Preserving the diversity of life on Earth is not only beneficial, but also essential to humanity. Learn about the different subject areas of biodiversity, such as the broad perspective of habitats, the relationships between species within food webs, and the gene pools of particular species.

Habitat destruction is the most serious threat to biodiversity, but there are others as well. Particular problems in this era of globalization are the trade in endangered species and the introduction of non-native species, which can have devastating consequences. Fortunately there are people and organizations that strive to preserve or restore native habitats and species, and Hands On Nature encourages participation in these efforts.

Topics covered:

  • Diversity of Life
  • Biomes of Canada
  • Species Interaction
  • Invaders
  • Endangered Species
  • Conservation


Hands on Nature was borrowed from the Royal Ontario Museum for the 2015 season