Up coming events, opportunities and inspiring ideas

4. Department of Conservation Whio Forever Education Resource Teachers’ workshop Facilitated by the author of DOC’s Whio Forever education resource, this workshop will enable you to learn how to get the most out of this incredible learning tool.
Workshop Dates:

  • Hamilton: September 2016 (location tbc)
  • Turangi: September 2016 (location tbc)
    To book or for more information, visit – www.doc.govt.nz/education-whio

5. The Outlook for Someday workshops

The Outlook for Someday sustainability film-making workshops are happening around the country in the next few months. Young people, teachers and youth workers are invited to register for a workshop in their area. See our previous blog post on the Outlook for Someday here.

6. Footpath cycling for children – “How we get there matters”

There has been a lot in the media this year about how kids get to school and the active transport options available to kids.  To assist with the inclusion of ‘Active Transport’ in Education for Sustainability and Enviroschools initiatives, Jo Clendon has provided some teaching/learning ideas and resources on her website, including links to the NZ Curriculum.  http://cyclingwithkids.co.nz/resources/active-transport-resource/

Take a look and see how you could utilise this in your Enviroschools work.

Also in the news is her campaign for a change in the law so that children may legally ride their bikes on the footpath: ‘Make it Okay’, which supports active transport choices. How can we facilitate having children’s voices heard by our decision makers? It would certainly give them an ‘authentic purpose’ for their writing as well as insights into the democratic process”.  If you would like to find out more about ‘Make it Okay’, or contact Jo about this, then please check out:

https://cyclingwithkids.co.nz/make-it-ok/
https://www.facebook.com/footpathcyclingnz/

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