Cutting the Strands of the Web of Life

What Is It?

This is a visual, interactive activity to illustrate the global threats to the web of life.

Why Do it?

    • To explain what the web of life is (the support systems for all life on earth), and how we are all dependent on the health of the web of life.
    • To demonstrate the role of living beings (the spider) to maintain and repair the web of life.
    • To experience the impact of the ecological crisis on the web of life in a visual and visceral way.


30 minutes – 45 minutes

Materials needed

    • Ball of yarn or other inexpensive string
    • 1-2 pairs of scissors


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