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

Waipa Earth Champions 2017

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On June 1st, 54 students from around the Waipa gathered for the 5th annual Waipa Earth Champions event organised by Waikato Enviroschools and local educators. Pūniu River Care Inc. members led the learning by talking about their Marae based programme … Continue reading

Waikato Enviroschools Funding closes 21 April!

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Waikato Enviroschools Fund closes on Friday 21 April.  Remember, your application must demonstrate clear alignment with Enviroschools Guiding Principles, and you must have communicated about your application with your Enviroschools facilitator. https://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/community/whats-happening/funding-and-scholarships/enviroschools-grant-fund/

Curriculum integration at Waikino

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Lauren Bartram, Lead teacher at Wakino Primary shares how answering one question can lead you on a truly integrated learning experience. With so many curriculum areas, a real purpose/context helps us to understand why we need to minimise our impact on … Continue reading

The Waikato Enviroschools Fund is now open!

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This fund is available to all Enviroschools within the Waikato region that are actively involved in the programme and receive ongoing support from a facilitator. See full criteria here: https://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/community/whats-happening/funding-and-scholarships/enviroschools-grant-fund/ This link will take you to the SmartyGrants site where you will … Continue reading

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