Challenge 5 | NOVEMBER 1–7
Sustainable Development Goal:
#15 Life on Land
Partner: Earth Rangers
Country: Sri Lanka
Meeting Length: 20 min–1 hour
After a great time last week in Denmark, your compass has transported you to the other end of the planet—and a completely different environment! You find yourself in the rainforests of Sri Lanka. The weather is much warmer than you’re used to in Denmark—you’ll need to adapt quickly to this new climate!
The rainforest is home to a variety of fascinating species. You spot an Indian chameleon nearby, who is able to change colour and control their body temperature to shift shades and absorb heat. What can you learn from this chameleon’s fast ability to transform its appearance?
Earth is home to millions of species, including us. The planet provides food, water, shelter and clean air, so long as we work together to keep nature in balance. Animals have spent millions of years adapting to their environments.
This week, learn more about some of these different adaptations. How does the changing climate force wildlife to survive (by adapting or migrating), and how will your GADGET (Foil) help you to better understand nature’s art of camouflage and adaptation?
Your Section might already be taking action to support Goal #15: Life on Land by planting Scoutrees or ScoutSeeds, tracking invasive pests in your neighbourhood or building animal habitats like bee hotels or bat houses.
How will you embark on this week’s activity to put new skills into play?