Forest of ecological significance engages ākonga
Watch this video from Murihiku Southland Enviroschools that explains the value of local curriculum and how ākonga at Hedgehope engage with their local forest ecosystem. Learn about how this is strategically embedded into the Whole School life and how it is supported by local experts and organisations. This is not a one off experience but a long-term commitment.
Hot Air Experience helps lift learning to a new level
Developing an appreciation for taonga species, long-finned eel/ tuna has been aided by experiences of looking at life from the perspective of a kāhu auditing rubbish that has been collected from a local roadside, learning about water quality to planting natives at Rimu School
A lifetime of learning with Enviroschools
From being a student involved in the Envirogroup and activities in the local environment at Limehills Primary School to becoming a lead teacher for the Enviroschools Programme at Heddon Bus - Sarah Guise shares her story of how these childhood experiences influenced her decision to teach and how she continues the work of others.
Hedgehope students immersed in local flood plain forest learning
Students from Hedgehope School are taking on a two-year restoration project within ‘Sherwood Forest’, a native bush block located close to the school in Southland. Find out more about how the Action Learning Cycle process has helped guide local curriculum and how a drone is used to measure the current situation.
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1 Billion Trees partnership helps promote restoration project
The Enviroschools team at Environment Southland/ Murihiku are using funding from the 1 Billion Trees partnership with Toimata Foundation to support the involvement of schools in the Waihōpai Planting Programme. ...
Ranui Kindergarten Wise water use supported by Earthwise
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Water of Life - Experiencing local catchments
After much planning and organisation, the Murihiku Enviroschools team successfully gathered over 220 students, teachers, and organisations together to run our much-anticipated Enviroschools Regional Hui 2022. This year we decided...