Enviroschools events

Enviroschools Bronze, Silver & Green-Gold Reflections

Children and teachers at Onerahi Kindergarten.

Congratulations Onerahi Kindergarten!

Sharing and decision-making sessions and the accompanying celebrations take place throughout the year

The reflections process celebrates each Enviroschool's unique, student-led achievements towards a more healthy, peaceful and sustainable community. It sets a framework of stages – from Bronze, to Silver, through to Green-Gold – reflecting steps on the school's journey. It's also a way to inspire and engage the wider community.

See www.nrc.govt.nz/reflections for more information.

Contact your Enviroschools facilitator to book in for an Enviroschools reflection.


Enviroschools Encounters 2022

Hands holding soil with seedling.

Taking climate action.

Enviroschools Encounters provide hands-on and discovery experiences focused on the environment for Year 4 – 8 students. Each year, a new theme gives teachers resources and inspiration for future teaching and learning. Past themes have included: the ngahere, farm, water, energy, eco-tourism, sustainable business and art. The 2022 Enviroschools Encounters theme is "Taking Climate Action".

Whangārei Kaipara Kaitaia
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Child in a kayak.

Kayaking on the coast.

5 - 13 March 2022

The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana - is New Zealand’s annual national week celebrating the sea.

Visit: www.seaweek.org.nz for more information.

Theme | "Connecting with our Seas - Toi Moana, Toi Tangata"

Project Pest Control

Pest traps on a wall with people in background.

Learning about pest control.

2022 dates and venues to be confirmed

Project Pest Control develops skills and provides qualifications in controlling possums, mustelids, rodents and feral cats. The course involves theory and in-field training, and career opportunities are investigated. See nrc.govt.nz/projectpestcontrol for more information.

NCEA Unit Standards Level 2: 20794, 20795 and Level 3: 20793, 29335, 29336, 29338 (25 credits).

Kaipara Whangārei Far North
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WaiRestoration - WaiFencing

Hand holding knot in wire.

A figure of 8 knot worth keeping.

2022 dates to be confirmed

The Enviroshcools WaiRestoration project engages young people and local communities in the restoration of waterways and biodiversity. The WaiFencing project stream develops skills and provides qualifications for building fences to exclude stock from waterways and other areas of biodiversity significance. See nrc.govt.nz/wairestoration for more information.

NCEA Unit Standards Level 2: 24822, 24832, 24833, 24834, 24836, 561 and Level 3: 37 (30 credits).

Whangārei Far North
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Dune Lakes Days

Students using a schmack kit.

Dune Lakes education - water quality.

‘Getting to know your dune lake’ days include action stations centred on pest and native fish, dune lakes plants, tuna (eels), and water quality testing. This is a Freshwater Improvement Fund Dune Lakes Project education initiative. 

Far North Lake TBC Ruakaka Rotopotaka - Karikari Kai Iwi Lakes Rotokawau - Poutō
11/12 January 19 January  1 March 4 May May/June - TBC

Find Your Future

Students using microscopes.

Will I find my future here?

August 2023 - dates to be confirmed

An interactive careers event for year 10-13 students destined for tertiary study.

Venues | TBC

Contact details

For further information contact Susan Karels, Education Manager | Northland Regional Council

E: [email protected] | P: 0800 002 004