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.

The materials in this collection look at:

  • Using the example of Darwin's Finches, how the birds' beaks show adaptation to take advantage of the available food within their habitat. Over time, such variation and adaptation can lead to the evolution of new species.
  • An activity in which students design a conservation programme to learn about the importance of biodiversity and the economic benefits and services ecosystems provide.

The resources include teacher guidance, student activity sheets and other support materials.

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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Design a Conservation Programme: Graphic Science (Ages 14 to 16)

In this ARKive activity, students research and design their own conservation programme to learn about the importance of biodiversity as well as the economic benefits and services ecosystems provide. Using examples of successful conservation programmes within the UK Overseas Territories, students learn about the...

Biodiversity and Evolution (Age 14 to 16)

Produced by ARKive, these materials encourage students to gain an understanding of biodiversity, evolution and Darwin’s theory of natural selection. By investigating biodiversity and the process of evolution students learn how traits beneficial for survival are selected for and genetically passed on to successive...

Human Impact on the Environment (Age 14 to 16)

From Arkive, this presentation and activity are designed to teach students aged 14-16 about the concept of human impacts on the environment. The presentation explains how human impacts can directly affect species survival, using plastic waste as an example. The activities then encourage students to consider how the...

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...