Building blows away Board - embracing ecological building principles
This story starts after an engaging Ecological Building hui in Otago that led to student directed planning and action towards a small ecological building! Enviroschools Facilitator, Tess Mackay, tracks the progress of Warrington School, their engagement with local experts and the process of observing, measuring, exploration, planning, testing, design, and building.
Waste that goes on camp, doesn't stay on camp
Going on camp is an important part of the learning programme at Shotover school. It was important for the students to think about their impact on camp and together they came up with strategies to reduce waste and raise awareness (through audits) of ways they could improve.
Empowered Enviroschools students share the aroha and kaupapa with their communities
Empowered students and sustainable communities are two of the guiding principles of the Enviroschools programme kaupapa and on Sunday May 7th students from Waitaki Boys and Girls High Schools showed how these principles can inspire and be translated into powerful action.
Celebrating Student Leadership and Vision
Involving young people in decision-making and action enables them to become active environmental citizens for life, and enriches the development of the whole learning community. The aim of Enviroschools is to support young people to become competent and confident to initiate and manage projects themselves and to choose to work in partnership with others in a climate of trust.
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Regional Coordinator Enviroschools (Lead) Position
Otago Regional Council is looking for a Regional Coordinator Enviroschools (Lead) to join the team on a permanent, part-time (30 hours per week) basis, based in Dunedin. The Enviroschools Regional...
Buildings come from Nature and return to Nature: Dunedin Ecological Building Hui
Learning to build with Earth In March 2023 the Enviroschools Otago facilitation team were invited to a workshop on Natural Building Materials and Techniques in Tīrau, Cromwell. Led by Delia...
Waiwera South take issue with beach rubbish
Senior ākonga from Waiwera South School and their school principal, Kaz Bisset, joined local experts, Marine Studies Educator Hannah Drury, and Waste Educator/Enviroschools Facilitator Scott Martin, on their local beach...
A Chance to Pause and Celebrate - marking 21 years of Enviroschools in Otago/Ōtākou
2023 marks 21 years of Enviroschools in Ōtākou. It started with small seeds. Waitati Primary School, north of Ōtepoti/Dunedin, and Glenorchy Primary School, west of Queenstown, became pilot Enviroschools. Both...
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