Earning green koru’s for their school shirt sleeve has proved successful in motivating students to undertake environmental action at Maeroa Intermediate. Enviro leaders shared their new innovations with teachers from Waikato Enviroschools at a cluster meeting their school hosted in … Continue reading →
In the spirit of making connections and acknowledging International Women’s Day, I thought I would share this talk that I saw this morning. One of our key concepts for Creating Catalysts for Change is Courage: If we believe a better world is … Continue reading →
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
Thekey concepts posterhighlights the big ideas that will act as touch points for you during your planned curriculum for the year.
Join Waikato Enviroschools at Mystery Creek Event Centre, Heritage Site, 12 November, 10am – 2pm Prepare a student led workshop or performance that celebrates your learning and actions. Register with your Enviroschools facilitator by 16th October. Let us know when you … Continue reading →