As with the previous themes there are four main steps.
1. Analyse the Situation - Where is biodiversity found around the school? Only when you have an understanding of biodiversity and developed a habitat map of the school grounds will you be able to make informed decisions about how to help biodiversity.
2. Devise an Action Plan - Once you understand the concept of biodiversity and the importance of it you can think up ways that may encourage biodiversity and preserve it. Have a brainstorming session where everybody comes up with lots of ideas. Your action plan should say what your targets are and how you are going to achieve them.
3. Measuring Success - You must plan from the beginning how you will measure the success of you biodiversity action plan. As mentioned previously the biodiversity theme is more concept based then the previous themes. So you will look at how/if the level of awareness has increased with regards to all aspects of biodiversity (value/importance, ecosystems, and the effects of habitat loss, threats, invasive species, land change, climate change etc.). See have enhancements to your school made a difference to the diversity of plant and animal species in your grounds from one year to the next.
4. Maintenance - It is important to maintain your success in enhancing biodiversity and to continually develop an awareness of the importance of biodiversity. In order to achieve this, your biodiversity action plan should be ongoing. You will need to survey the students and staff and continue monitoring the levels of biodiversity on your school grounds from time to time.