Our focus for 2016 is Everything is Connected – Whanaungatanga.
“He taura whiri kotahi mai anō te kopunga tae noa ki te pu au.”
From the source to the mouth of the sea all things are joined together as one.
Acting sustainably is no longer a choice: Humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively over the last 50 years than any other period in history. This includes high demand for food, fresh water and fuel in the quest for human wellbeing and economic development. “Everything is connected” has the potential to explore connections between and within natural ecosystems. This includes the relationships between natural ecosystems and people. As well as the development of relationships- both local and global, between people, groups, organisations, and communities. It provides opportunities to consider both spiritual and scientific explanations of our world and traditional and contemporary approaches.
‘When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it is connected to
– John Muir
- The key concepts poster highlights the big ideas that will act as touch points for you during your planned curriculum for the year.
- The action learning cycle learning guide is a guide to activities in the Enviroschools Theme Areas, and will help you plan an exciting and engaging inquiry for your students.
- Case studies highlight how schools in the Waikato Region have be exploring key concepts and creating integrated and authentic learning for sustainability.
- Upcoming events
- Links to related videos, webpages and books
Wow – what a fantastic theme for 2016! I look forward to seeing what the year of learning brings for all the schools involved.
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