The Swannery – nurturing monarchs at Rhode Street School

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One of the first things you notice when you enter Rhode Street School are the biodiverse and vibrant gardens – it’s a living ecosystem.  Colourful flowers provide the much-needed nectar for pollinators including monarch butterflies which are regularly seen.  But … Continue reading

Become one of DOC’s Habitat Heroes!

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Do you know an early childhood centre, school or community group that’s doing great restoration work or wants to get started and doesn’t know how? The Habitat Heroes resources and 2017 competition is a great place to start! The Habitat Heroes Competition is … Continue reading

Furiously planning Term 3? Check out the Science Learning Hub!

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Furiously planning term 3? Check out the Science Learning Hub! Term 3 is a time when farmers are working harder to mitigate nutrient run-off problems. The whitebait season opens and closes, commercial crops start flowering for pollination and the godwits … Continue reading

The New Zealand Garden Bird Survey 24 June – 2 July

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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

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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

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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