Biodiversity Collage

Making Ecological Science Accessible
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  • Do you work in and around climate change and sustainability but have gaps in your knowledge?
  • Do you need to get to grips with the complexity of biodiversity?
  • Would a greater understanding of the science help you talk about ecological crisis with your customers, suppliers and colleagues?
  • Has your organisation declared a climate and ecological emergency but is unclear about next steps?
  • Are you just starting out on raising awareness and want to get the big picture?

The science of biodiversity is challenging, yet solving the crisis means we all need some level of knowledge about it. Boost your understanding with the Biodiversity Collage, an interactive 3 hour workshop with our trained facilitators.


Half-day workshop


Online of offline


For groups of 7+ extra facilitators are brought in

Suggested tool

Biodiversity Collage

By turning UN science reports into a game, it makes the biodiversity crisis more accessible. Building on the success of the Climate Fresk, we explore the arguably greater complexity of the ecological crisis using cards and learn how the diversity of nature maintain humanity’s ability to choose alternatives in the face of an uncertain future. There are five rounds of engaging with the cards and the concepts, then the game is followed by a debrief and discussion about next steps. The whole process can be tailored to your specific group or team.

It’s a very versatile tool. Different groups are using it in different ways. Examples include:  

  • Training all staff on ecological science alongside climate science
  • Dedicated workshop for The Green Team to build their strategy from
  • Community manager offering novel experiences for her paying members
  • Media website refreshes their editorial brief after workshop
  • Organisation runs learning and team building via the workshop 
  • Lecturer twinning a workshop with a related assignment
It helped me put words to how the ecological crises makes me feel and I think this will help me covert that fear and grief into positive actions.
I didn’t feel rushed and was able to take time to explore the issues. I thought the time given to consider the emotional implications of what we were discussing was also really valuable.
The workshop really highlighted the interrelations of the crisis and potential consequences in the long-term.
Sustainability Consultant

Who we’ve worked with

We’ve also been brought in to deliver workshops for global social media firms, large soft drinks sector, luxury cosmetics brands, large consultancy firms, aerospace sector, private equity, industrial vehicles, comprehensive secondary schools, Exec MBAs, global alcohol brands, a global cheese brand, corporate banks and high street banks and road infrastructure.

At the end of the workshop you will have

  • A clear, science-based understanding of key concepts
  • The value balanced ecosystems provide humans
  • Considered how you feel about the climate crisis and what actions you might take
  • A clear understanding of what damages them
  • An introduction into how we can begin to restore biodiversity
  • A chance to start thinking of ideas where you might bring about meaningful change
  • Tailored discussion to meet your organisation’s needs
  • PDF output of your group work and a URL you can keep coming back to for reference and additional resources for you continue learning

Who is the Biodiversity Collage workshop for?

  • Anyone curious to learn more about ‘the basics’ of the ecological crisis
  • Anyone wanting to talk more about the topic and needing a firmer foundation of the science
  • Those already well versed in ecological science looking to test their knowledge and assumptions


With Many Roots adopts a sliding scale fee and 10% of your fee goes to Biodiversity Collage.

Online workshops are priced at:

Reduced / Grassroots
  • A few reduced and free workshops are run for grassroots or student groups
< £500
Standard / SMEs
  • ½ day workshop for up to 7 colleagues, 14 offline
  • Branded, tidied resource
Generous / Corporate
  • ½ day workshop for 7 colleagues online, 14 offline
  • Branded, tidied resource
  • Pre and post workshop meeting for tailoring needs
  • 1 hour group debrief 1 week later (optional)
  • Fund 1 free workshop for grassroots communities
≥ £2750
With Many Roots is part of the Giving What You Can Pledge; 10% of annual profit is donated to charity. With Many Roots is a living wage employer and all team members have access to physical and mental health wellbeing support and an annual training budget to further their learning.

FAQs for Biodiversity Collage workshop

What data is the workshop based on?

The data used in the workshop is based on the UN’s IPBES report, which was published in 2019. It is a synthesis and “scientifically credible and independent up-to-date assessments of available knowledge for better evidence-informed policy decisions and action at the local, national, regional and global levels.” Here’s the original source, The Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Why is the group size quite small?

Biodiversity Collage is a group collaborative activity, and being online means that several cursors are moving around the screen – with plenty of opportunity for other distractions. Engagement is required throughout the workshop and to balance everyone’s needs, 6 is the optimum size,  or occasionally 8. If you’d like more of your team to play, we can arrange simultaneous sessions with 2 facilitators. 

Face to face group sizes can be up to 8 and 1 facilitator can run up to 3 teams at one time.

Can the workshop be changed?

No. The workshop itself is under copyright and cannot be altered without permission. The game is played in accordance with the science. However, the debrief can be tailored to suit the needs of the group, particularly for internal teams, who, after such a powerful shared experience, are often motivated to make real systemic impact. 

Why is 10% of your profit donated to charity?

Since 2017, With Many Roots has donated 10% of its profit to charity, using effective altruism principles. We believe it’s our responsibility to distribute our success. Did you know the average salary in the UK in 2019 (£30,000/year in 1 household) equates to being in the top 2.1% richest population in the world? Find out where last year’s 10% went. We even made it into the national newspaper!

Do you run workshops face to face?

Yes. We offer workshops both in person and online. We can adapt to your organisation’s needs. We work with a pool of emphatically-trained facilitators across many locations. We are well practiced at online delivery techniques that make the workshop engaging in the digital space as this was our primary mode of delivery during the pandemic.
Face to face group sizes can be up to 8 and 1 facilitator can run up to 3 teams at one time.

Can the workshop be shorter?

No. Ecological science is complex and challenging: it’s important we take our time so every participant can engage with and process the information. Given the wide scale transformational change the UN calls for, we think 3 hours is an acceptable amount of time to begin to understand the concepts involved. 

Workshops can be extended for groups wanting a slower pace and to have a longer, more in depth debrief.

Can I become a Biodiversity Collage facilitator?

Yes absolutely. But first you need to participate in a Biodiversity Collage workshop. The association for the tool runs training workshops for individuals. Find out more here.

Why am I paying for staff physio, wellbeing and learning?

We’re demanding our team to be at their desk and emotionally present during each workshop, to hold a safe space while others engage (often for the first time) with just how complex and connected the climate crisis is. This work is intellectually, posturally and emotionally demanding. We think it’s fair to look after the needs of our team, so that means paying for processes to continue their learning; physiotherapy and similar to maintain a healthy body;  and counselling or mentoring to build resilience and maintain emotional health. We believe all this will contribute to higher quality workshops for you. Often in other companies’ prices these are embedded costs: With Many Roots prefers to be accountable and to let you know where your money is going.

Next steps

Book in a call with us to discuss your needs and aims for yourself or your team.
Together we will identify if we’re a good fit and map out the right program for your organisation.