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Here's where you can find out about up and coming Education for Sustainability competitions, workshops, events and other exciting goings on that we've heard about through our networks.
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The Outlook for Someday offers up free sustainability film-making workshops

Young people + film + sustainability =

As young people around New Zealand start making films for this year’s Someday Challenge last year’s winners are scooping up new awards.
 
For anyone aged up to 24 the annual challenge is to make a sustainability-related film of any genre, filmed with any camera and any length up to 5 minutes.
 
The prize package for each of the 20 winning films includes a commitment that it will be entered into at least one international film festival the following year.
 
So far in 2017 three of the winning films from 2016 have gone on to win further awards and another six have been nominated at film festivals in New Zealand and overseas.
 
The entry deadline for the Someday Challenge in 2017 is 8 September.
 
The film-maker or team behind each of the 20 winning films will be honoured at The Someday Awards red-carpet ceremony at Auckland’s Aotea Centre in December.
 
Someday Workshops are also now taking place throughout New Zealand, including Kaupapa Māori workshops and Pasifika-focused workshops.
 
The one-day and two-day film-making workshops run from 9am to 4.30pm on weekdays for young people from school years 7 to 13 (aged 11 to 18) as well as teachers and youth workers.
 
 
To register for a Someday Workshop go to www.theoutlookforsomeday.net/workshops

New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) 8th Biennial Conference

Call for abstracts

Wednesday 18 - Friday 20 April 2018
Wellington Girls College, Wellington, New Zealand

Educators, practitioners and supporters of environmental education are invited to submit abstracts of short presentations, short workshops, long workshops, or another format to be considered for the 2018 conference.

The closing date for abstract submission is 8pm on September 7th 2017, with no exceptions.

For more information download this flyer.

 

Plastic-Free July 2017 - What's on!

Say no to single-use plastic

 

It is concerning how much plastic is ending up in landfill and polluting our oceans. In support of Plastic-Free July, School Aid is promoting a resuable shopping bag fundraiser throughout the month of July. Help the environment and raise funds! Click here

Another option to raise awareness is to join in the Plastic Free July Challenge by avoiding single-use plastic throughout July. Joining the challenge is easy and you'll be raising awareness with over a million people world-wide from 130 countries to make a difference!

 

May is 2017 International School Grounds Month

Throughout the month of May, schools are encouraged to take students outside of the classroom to celebrate their grounds, by engaging in learning, play and other activities. It’s as simple as that. School grounds are very important to children and youth, and shape their experience of the world around them. If you agree, we hope you will take some time during this month—an hour, a day, even a week—to go outside into your grounds with your students.


The 2017 International School Grounds Month Activity Guide is designed to help students use their school grounds to the fullest during the month of May, and year-round. This publication contains 26 new activities and ideas from around the world and includes 76 activities designed to engage students with their school grounds

Interested schools are encouraged to register for International School Grounds Month here

The 2017 Hiwi the Kiwi Show - coming to your school!

With New Zealand being a country where you are never far from the sea, the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council are aiming to educate children from an early age on how to best enjoy, manage, protect and preserve our marine environment.

Hiwi the Kiwi has now appeared at over 1100 schools across New Zealand. The show uses the interaction of music and performance to teach children about sustainability of kai moana and the effect of plastic in our ocean on sea life.

Click here for a taste of Hiwi the Kiwi.

For more information or to book a performance, contact Mark de Lacy at Hiwi the Kiwi

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