Enviroschools events - 2020

Enviroschools Bronze, Silver & Green-Gold reflections

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

Portland School.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.

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

 

 

March

Paddleboard students.Seaweek
29 February - 8 March 2020

ThemeKo au te moana, ko te moana ko au – I am the sea and the sea is me 

 

 

 

Steve Hathaway with child.Seaweek event|Ocean Fest - Be inspired afresh to love and care for our ocean
3 March 2019 - 6pm - 8.30pm 

- Steve Hathaway – Young Ocean Explorers – a presentation of inspiring video, photography and stories
- Howard (Howie) Reti - Tāngata Nunui, Tāngata Nohinohi – Humans big and small. A storybook presentation about traditional seafood harvesting
- Samara Nicholas – Experiencing Marine Reserves - showcasing marine conservation in Te Taitokerau and the importance of people exploring the ocean.

 

 

Students building a fence.WaiRestoration - WaiFencing skills workshop - Whangārei
12 March 2020

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.

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

Venue – NRC Farm, Flyger Road, Mata

 

Children at Lake Waikere action day.Dune lakes day – Kai Iwi Lakes
31 March 2020

‘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.

Venue – Lake Waikare Events Centre, Kai Iwi lakes Road, Omamari

 

May

Demonstrating measuring fish.Dune lakes day – Lakes Waingata and Rotokawau
7 May 2020

‘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.

Venue – Lakes Waingata and Rotokawau, Pouto Peninsula

 

 

WaiFencing assessment.

WaiRestoration - WaiFencing assessment workshop - Whangārei
28 May 2020

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.

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

Venue – Skelton Farm, 29 Crutcher Road, Ruarangi (30 mins from Whangārei)

 

June

People check pH levels in lake water.Dune lakes day – Lake Ngakeketo
7 May 2020

‘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.

Venue – Lake Ngakeketo, Te Paki

 

 

Girl holding a trap in the bush.

Project Pest Control - Skills course - Whangārei
18 and 19 June 2020

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.

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

Venue – Rayonier Matariki Forest, Maruata Road, Glenbervie, Whangārei.

 

July

Skinning a possum.

Project Pest Control - Assessment workshop - Whangārei
30 July 2020

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.

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

Venue – Rayonier Matariki Forest, Maruata Road, Glenbervie, Whangārei.

 

August

Demonstrating possum plucking machine.Project Pest Control - Skills course - Far North
20 and 21 August 2020

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.

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

Venue – Lonsdale Park, near Kaeo

 

 

WaiFencing assessment.

WaiRestoration - WaiFencing skills workshop - Far North
27 August 2020

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.

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

Venue – Rangiputa Station, Karikari Peninsula

 

September

Enviroschools WaiFencing students fencing.

WaiRestoration - WaiFencing assessment workshop - Far North
24 September 2020

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.

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

Venue – Rangiputa Station, Karikari Peninsula

 

October

Completing an assessment.

Project Pest Control - Assessment workshop - Far North
15 October 2020

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.

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

Venue – Lonsdale Park, near Kaeo

 

November

Children using a Pooter.

Enviroschools expos 2019

5 November - Whangārei
12 November - Kaipara
19 November - Far North

Enviroschools Expos 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 2020 Enviroschools Expo theme is yet to be confirmed.

 

Contact details

For further information, contact Susan Karels at the Northland Regional Council,

Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 0800 002 004