Rewilding Facts for Kids – 5 Riveting Facts about Rewilding

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Planting flowers in the balcony isn’t just for making it look nice. Let’s learn five riveting rewilding facts for kids.

Rewilding Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: Wildflower

You can help the environment from home by rewilding your outdoor space using wildflowers, rocks, and other features that help wildlife. Native wildflowers are the best kind for pollinators like bees, butterflies, and other bugs. The more pollinators there are, the more flowers and plants can grow. You can plan a wildflower area in the corner of your garden or plant them all over.

You can even help out pollinators if you only have a balcony or small outside space by growing them in a plant box. By letting your outdoor space grow wildflowers and weeds it encourages even more local wildlife and helps to keep the soil rich with nutrients.

Rewilding Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: Animals

Rewilding is not just about plants. In parks and nature reserves some animals are reintroduced into nature. This helps to balance the ecosystem as they are an important part of the food chain. Some species are so important that they are called ‘keystone species’. An example of a keystone species is beavers. They build dams which create a place for lots of other wildlife to live including fish, bugs, and other small mammals.

Rewilding Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Grassy Areas

Some places in the world such as the UK have grassy areas by the roads and in the middle of big roads to help the environment. Doctors have studied the effect that planting wildflowers in these patches of grass had on drivers. This study showed that people who drove past the beautiful wild flowers were less stressed and were happier after seeing them. This shows that rewilding can be good for our mental health, not just our environment.

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Rewilding Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Ocean Plant

Plants on the bottom of the ocean are also a very important part of the ecosystem. They absorb lots of carbon which would otherwise end up in the atmosphere which makes global warming worse. Pollution, fishing, and global warming mean that a lot of plants on the ocean floor are dying so we need to take action to help. We can rewild the plants on the ocean floor to help reduce carbon in the air.

Rewilding Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: Rewilding Is Happening All over The World

Rewilding is a big way we can help the environment and 70 countries from around the globe are working on rewilding. They are reintroducing species of animals and planting more wild flowers to help the planet fight global warming and support pollinators. Talk to your parents about how you can try out rewilding!

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We hope you enjoyed learning more things about rewilding as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic the environment is, you can move on to learn about other STEM articles like: Carbon Footprint, Carbon Cycle, Recycling Metals and Ecosystems.

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