Predator Free Schools funding

Become a Predator Free School

Applications to become a Predator Free School are open from 23 September - 20 October 2019. If you are selected as a Predator Free School, your class will receive:a ‘starter pack’ which includes monitoring equipment to enable students to investigate and identify any introduced predators living on their school grounds or local green space relevant teaching resources to support outdoor investigations and learning in class a budget of up to $500 for traps and outcome-focused items such as wētā houses, lizard gardens and bird feeders.Students will be encouraged to monitor the variety of native species that live in their community and what can be done to help them, detect what predators are in their school...

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Enviroschools Action Fund

Marlborough Enviroschools ACTION fund

The Enviroschools Marlborough team have a small annual fund to help schools take action in the environment. It is as simple as sending an email to Annie McDonald with information about what your students want to achieve, how much it will cost, and how the funds will help them.We might email you back with a few questions if we need more details, but normally it's a quick and easy process....

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Tuakana-teina tree planting opportunity

The Climate Youth Action Team (CYAT) Marlborough wants to visit your school and help your students plant trees for the climate. With the next School Strike 4 Climate coming up, CYAT Marlborough is getting ready for an epic week of raising awareness and taking action against climate change. As a youth-led and oriented group, they want to involve youth across Marlborough and engage them in the climate movement. On the week starting 23rd of September (Week 10), a week's worth of action is being planned, leading up to the School Strike for Climate on Friday 27th September. On the Tuesday of that week (24th September) they are hoping to visit Marlborough schools, share what they are doing (and why) with students, and,...

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WWF environmental education action fund

WWF Funding for Schools open

Applications for the WWF-New Zealand Environmental Education Action Fund are open from 2 September to 11 October 2019. Schools can apply to the Environmental Education Action Fund.  This fund is for New Zealand schools and community groups running environmental education programmes where action for the environment is part of learning.  Visit WWF's website to find out if your project is suitable for funding and how to apply.If you have any queries contact WWF on 04 499 2930 or 0800 435 7993, or email ...

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your voice matters

Have your say on NZ’s biodiversity

Our indigenous biodiversity is in serious trouble.  We have 4,000 species at risk of extinction and natural ecosystems in decline.  Now, you have the chance to do something about it. The Hive NZ website has been designed by young people - for all New Zealanders to submit what they think a biodiversity plan for Aotearoa NZ should look like!As individuals or as a class (or enviro-group), you can have your say by:submitting a video answering a few fun questions submitting a written piece.Why not go ahead and make a submission - be a voice for nature!...

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Conservation Week 2019

Conservation Week | 14 – 22 September 2019

Join DOC to celebrate 50 years of Conservation Week! It has been 50 years since Conservation Week was started by Scouts NZ in 1969. With more than 4,000 species threatened or at risk, nature needs us to take action now. There are many ways for schools to take part, either through conservation activities or by attending an event near you.Take part in the 50 Things competition by telling DOC what you like doing in nature Go on a Kiwi Guardians adventure Have your say on the New Zealand Biodiversity Plan by visiting The Hive Check out the four posters created for this year's Conservation Week: te kawakawa, te mokomoko (gecko), te kapokapowai (dragonfly) me te wheke (octopus).In Marlborough: DOC, Picton Dawn Chorus &...

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Great Kererū Count 2019

The Great Kererū Count | 20 – 29 September 2019

The Great Kererū Count is NZ's biggest citizen science project to help gather information on the abundance and distribution of the kererū - also known as kūkū, kūkupa, or New Zealand Pigeon. The Great Kererū Count is on from 20 September to 29 September 2019.  You can find all the details and lots of great resources at and in the KCC Kererū Education Pack. Everyone in New Zealand can get involved with the Great Kererū Count, whether you see any kererū or not.  Sharing your observations will help build up a clearer picture of where the kererū live (or don't live), how many there are and what they are feeding on. The humble kererū is one of New Zealand’s most valuable assets when it comes to our...

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Top of the South Trapping Workshop

Top of the South Trapping Workshop

Come to this workshop to learn all that you need to know to get involved in predator trapping, or to extend your trapping knowledge. The workshop is on Sunday 22 September at the Port Marlborough Pavilion at Endeavour Park, hosted by DOC, Picton Dawn Chorus and Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary.  It's free to attend the workshop, or $10 including a field trip to Kaipupu Point in the afternoon.  Please RSVP to Wendy Sullivan  and let her know which session you would like to attend, and if you will go on the field trip. For more details go to facebook/marlborough conservation events, or Eventfinda. ...

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Clean Up Week

G.J. Gardner Homes Clean Up Week 2019

The G.J. Gardner Homes Clean Up Week 2019 is happening from the 9th to 15th September. Registrations are now open.Marlborough District Council will assist with the supply of refuse bags for any groups undertaking a clean-up: please email Alec McNeil to arrange.Head over to the Keep New Zealand Beautiful website to register your event, and find out all the details. ...

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The Someday Challenge

Someday Challenge 2019

The Outlook for Someday's annual film challenge is back for 2019. If you or a friend, classmate, student or neighbour is interested in filmmaking and/or sustainability, be brave and take up the Someday Challenge - and encourage them to do the same! What's it all about? The challenge is to create a short film, up to five minutes, on a theme of sustainability - human, social, economic or environmental. Who is it for? All young people of Aotearoa up to 24. Guidelines Use any camera, choose any genre, and explore any topic relating to sustainability. Deadline Friday, August 3oth.  Please note that this is earlier than in previous years. Awards Winners are invited to a glittering awards ceremony in Auckland where they can connect...

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