ARKive works with the world's best filmmakers, photographers, conservationists and scientists to create a multimedia guide to the world's endangered species. The educational resources produced by ARKive help students to understand concepts of evolution and biodiversity and contain rich images of a wide variety of species. In this collection, resources cover a wide range of topics.

These include: 

  • variation, adaptation and evolution 
  • classification and the use of keys
  • biodiversity and endangered species

Please note that the website is no longer available. However, in March 2024, to continue the legacy of ARKive, Wildscreen launched Wildscreen ARK, an online nature education hub for young people, built to inspire curiosity about the natural world and empower them to protect it.



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Endangered Species Bingo (Age 11 to 14)

Produced by ARKive, this engaging activity introduces students to the issues around endangered species. A presentation describes what is meant by an endangered species and leads into work using the ARKive web site. The ideas in the presentation are reinforced using the bingo game. The 'caller' has a set of cards,...

Exploring the World's Biodiversity *suitable for home teaching*

Produced by ARKive, this series of lessons allows students to learn about the variety of species around the world using the maps and species fact cards included in the support materials. By learning the definitions of biodiversity, species, habitat and ecosystem, students understand the importance of each concept...

ARKive on Tour

These materials are designed to teach students aged 11 to 14 about the variety of habitats worldwide and the diversity of species found in each habitat. The activity also highlights topics including interdependence, adaptation and how species evolve specialised features. Working in groups, students are allocated a...

Who Wants to Be a Zoologist?

Produced by ARKive, a database of stunning natural history images, this activity is designed to teach students aged 11 to 14 about the identifiable features of different types of animals and how they are classified. The activity is also suitable for students aged 14 to 16 and beyond. Using a quiz format, students...