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Connected to Nature Teacher Workshops 2019 – register today for November

October 31, 2019

Hawke’s Bay Workshops Treat the Environment As a Valuable Teaching Resource.

Today more than ever we are being reminded about how human actions impact on our environment. In 2019 Cape to City in conjunction with Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Enviroschools are joining forces to bring you four taster workshops. The workshops are useful for teachers as “tasters”, at only two hours in length, and they conveniently run after school.

The first three workshops connect you directly with nature and be hands on. You will come away with new skills and a boost to your professional development goals. Curriculum links and teaching tools will also be provided. The fourth workshop will be an opportunity to meet the expert providers in our region.

April  – Tutaekuri River, and May – Kohupātiki Marae
Simple tests for water quality using Stream Health Monitoring and Assessment kits – often called SHMAK kits – and this equipment is also available for schools to loan.

Thursday 12 September – Bush – Some Enchanted Evening
Dolbel Reserve, Taradale
Right on our doorstep come along for an enchanting walk through the reserve and experience the bush up close and personal. Explore hands-on contexts to inspire your next Inquiry.

Thursday 7 November – Who’s in my backyard
Envirohub, EIT, tbc
Get to know some of our region’s most passionate environmental experts as they share their knowledge and showcase what they can offer to enhance learning programmes across all levels. These are your local “go-to” people, so come along and let them inspire your planning for another year of learning and teaching in the outdoors!

All workshops will commence at 3.45 pm with afternoon tea. Finish time approximately 5.45 pm. To register your interest complete the form on the Hawke’s Bay Regional council website, or if you have any queries please email Sally Chandler

“Lots of factors can impact the health of our waterways and it was great to be able to share tips, knowledge and equipment with a keen group of teachers from early childhood through to secondary,” – Sally Chandler.