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Waikato Enviroschools

Enviroschools in the Waikato Region is co-ordinated regionally by the Waikato Regional Council. A team of six facilitators work in the Waikato region with approximately 180 schools and kindergartens and their students, teachers and communities on their Enviroschools journey to a sustainable future. The Waikato Kindergarten Association support their kindergartens with the Enviroschools kaupapa.

The Waikato Enviroschools team also facilitates the Trees for Survival Programme in about 30 Waikato Schools.

Enviroschools is a participatory whole school approach that involves students in the decision-making, design and implementation of sustainability projects and practices in their school and community.

Enviroschools is a collaborative programme.  The nationwide hub is held by Toimata Foundation.  Toimata Foundation manages the Enviroschools programme nationally and provides the regional networks with facilitator training, professional development, mentoring, networking opportunities, resources and evaluation.

It is funded in the Waikato region by:

Recent Posts

Designing a ‘Sustainable Building’ and Garden Space


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The Enviroschools Action Learning Cycle drives the inquiry process at Waikino School and they are currently using it to explore sustainable building and gardens. Students work in vertical house groups in order to sustain and develop their Enviroschool initiatives.  Whatever … Continue reading

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  2. Exploring the outdoors through art Leave a reply
  3. Developing a Forest School at Waikino Leave a reply
  4. Marian Catholic School shares their worms with Southwell! Leave a reply
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  6. Grounding the Vision at Paeroa College Leave a reply
  7. World Environment Day – Tuesday 5th of June! Leave a reply
  8. Be part of the Climate Change conversation! Leave a reply
  9. The Waikato Enviroschools Fund is now open! Leave a reply
  10. FREE Interactive science workshops 8th of May and 12 May Leave a reply
  11. Take part in ‘Be With A Tree Week’ 4-10 June 2018 Leave a reply
  12. Celebrate World Water Day – 22 March Leave a reply
  13. Be a scientist for a day at the Lake Rotopiko Bioblitz! Leave a reply
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