Enviroschools Bronze, Silver & Green-Gold Reflections
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 2023
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 2023 Enviroschools Encounters theme is "Te Moana".
Register here for the Primary event: bit.ly/3lDoin1
Register here for the Early Childhood event: bit.ly/EncountersECE
Friday, 28 April
Wednesday, 22 March
Friday, 24 March
The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana - is New Zealand’s annual national week celebrating the sea.
Theme | To be confirmed
Morag Vasilaki – Northland Seaweek Co-ordinator – is compiling a list of all Seaweek events taking place during Term 1 of 2023. Contact Morag at [email protected] if you are planning to hold a Seaweek event in Te Taitokerau during Term 1 of 2023, and if you would like to apply for funding for the event.
Visit: www.seaweek.org.nz for more general information.
Project Pest Control
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. The cost is $350 / student (paid for by schools). See nrc.govt.nz/projectpestcontrol for more information.
NCEA Unit Standards Level 2: 20794, 20795 and Level 3: 20793, 29335, 29336, 29338 (25 credits).
Kai Iwi Lakes Education Centre
Skills workshop 10 - 11 MayAssessment day 20 July
Skills workshop 8 - 9 June
Assessment day 24 August
Lonsdale Park, near Kaeo
Skills workshop 27 - 28 JuneAssessment day 8 September
WaiRestoration - WaiFencing
The Enviroschools 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. The cost is $350 / student (paid for by schools). 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).
Wiegersma Farm, Kokopu, Whangārei
Skills workshops - 30 March
Assessment day - 18 May
Skills workshop - 4 April
Assessment day - 23 May
Find Your Future
August 2023 - dates to be confirmed
An interactive careers event for year 10-13 students destined for tertiary study.
Whangārei | 1 August - venue to be confirmed
Far North | 3 August - venue to be confirmed
For further information contact Susan Karels, Education Manager | Northland Regional Council
E: [email protected] | P: 0800 002 004