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Working the Natural Environment

By Anneli Salo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsThe natural environment is used in lots of different ways: some people use it just for leisure and fun, like a trip to a beach or a forest; and other people use it as a resource, like farmers, foresters, fishers and many, many more. This means that there are jobs that rely on the natural environment everywhere you look – you can even find urban farmers in the middle of our biggest cities. This activity will encourage students to learn about the industries that rely on their local environment, wherever they are.

This activity will help your students realise how important the natural environment is, not just as something to visit or play in, but also as a provider of jobs, resources and livelihood. Students will be encouraged to think as broadly as possible about the range of different jobs that rely on their local environment, beyond more obvious primary users such as a farmer.


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Image by Anneli Salo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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