Developing a Forest School at Waikino

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Over the past few years Waikino School has become well known for doing things a bit differently. This year they have started a ‘Forest Schools’ programme with teacher Lauren Bartram leading the way.  Forest Schools is described as empowering children … Continue reading

Be a scientist for a day at the Lake Rotopiko Bioblitz!

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The first-ever peat lake BioBlitz comes to Lake Rotopiko on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February when scientists and volunteers will explore the site with the public and hunt for as many different species of fauna, flora and fungi as … 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

Collaborative learning leads to NZ Book award shortlist for Enviroschool Principal

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Well worth a listen! Oturu School Principal, Fraser Smith talks to Kathryn Ryan about being shortlisted for best first book at the NZ Book Awards. Fraser talks at length about writing Awatea’s Treasure in collaboration with his students and being a Green Gold Enviroschool, student agency, and the benefits for the whole school community.

Far north school principal Fraser Smith often struggled to find material to engage the Maori children in his rural community, particularly boys. So he did something about it, with his debut novel…
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