Bohally Students Step Up

| By Enviroschools Marlborough

Angela and Matt getting help with their bush study.

A confident group of Bohally students helped to run a workshop for teachers at Momorangi Bay during Conservation Week.

With support from their teacher Phill Johnson, as well as MDC, DOC, and Richard de Hamel (University of Otago’s Marine Studies Centre), this group trained and then ran a number of hands-on science and nature activities at the workshop.

The Stream Team introduce themselves and their activities

Their job was to help the teachers explore and experience DOC’s education kits, for use in forest, stream, and seashore settings. These kits are available for schools that are camping or day-tripping in this stunning spot.

The weather did not co-operate on the day of the workshop, with everyone having to don raincoats to get out and experience the stream, forest and seashore activities that the students had planned and practised.

However, the rain did not deter the students, as they got stuck in, explaining and demonstrating the activities, and leading with great enthusiasm. The teachers were so impressed, and commented that it was ‘really brilliant having the Bohally kids facilitating – a great leadership opportunity for them, and great for us too’.

You can find out more about the the training that the students did here.

You might also be interested in DOC’s Momorangi field trip resource, and the revised Marlborough Conservation Education Toolbox.

Ngā mihi nui to all of the students involved – you helped make the workshop a big success!