The New Zealand Garden Bird Survey 24 June – 2 July

Gallery

A great opportunity to get involved in some citizen science and use the Action Learning Cycle to identify the current situation of your living landscape at school.  The New Zealand Garden Bird Survey starts next week! http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/science/plants-animals-fungi/animals/birds/garden-bird-surveys/taking-part

Water is the thread

Gallery

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Many schools are exploring their local waterways this year.  It’s a rich and meaningful learning area, and a topic lively debate as New Zealand struggles with issues of water rights, what constitutes ‘healthy water’ and the complexities associated with a resource … Continue reading

Getting connected in the Kauaeranga Valley

Gallery

This gallery contains 17 photos.

Last Friday around 100 students, and 25 teachers and parents representing 9 Enviroschools, came together for an event based around the theme of ‘Everything is Connected – Whanaungatanga’ in the Kauaeranga Valley at the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre. Most of … Continue reading

Love white bait?

Gallery

Whitebait season is upon us.  And around the country people are relishing the thought of delicious whitebait patties, while others are dreading the thought, knowing full well that these tiny critters are under threat of extinction. It’s a sad fact and … Continue reading

Bringing back the birds to the Hauraki Plains

Gallery

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Students at Netherton Primary have initiated a vision to ‘bring back the birds’ to the Hauraki Plains. A milestone was realized this year when children planted out the first of the native trees that they had grown themselves in kahikatea … Continue reading

New Zealand Plant Conservation Network awards for schools and young conservationists

Gallery

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Do you know of a young person or a school doing a great job of protecting New Zealand native plants?   It is the time of year again when the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network is seeking nominations for its prestigious … Continue reading

Opoutere kids get wild about nature

Gallery

This gallery contains 7 photos.

Opoutere School’s thematic learning topic for Term 2 is Matariki. As a part of this, Puriri class ( Year 3 and 4) have been heading out every Wednesday morning, tramping with Matua Ryan (Te Reo and EOTC teacher) and Mrs … Continue reading