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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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School Strike 4 Climate Action

School Strike 4 Climate Action

A large group of empowered students and their supporters joined the School Strike 4 Climate Action at Seymour Square on March 15th.  The students did themselves proud: peacefully, positively and enthusiastically making their voices and their message heard.  The organising groups from Marlborough Boys’ and Marlborough Girls’ colleges did an impressive job of organising the local protest, and in the process, formed some new links between the enviro groups at the two schools.  They are now hoping to work together on some other projects, so watch this space! ...

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Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

Earth Day Celebrations at Riverlands School

At the end of last term, Riverlands School got the whole school involved in celebrating Earth Day 2018!

Student enviro leaders planned, organised and ran activities that got students thinking about how they could go easy on the Earth at school and at home.  They used all of their creativity and organisational skills to come up with a huge number of fun and interesting activities that included a reading of "The Lorax", scavenger hunts, making headbands, earth crafts, goal setting, kahoot quizzes and 'the waste timeline'.Clearly, everyone had a blast, and put lots of thought into what they can do to help our planet.  The enviro leaders can be very proud of their efforts that...

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Bike to School Day

Bike to School Day

Despite it being the shortest day of the year, students at all three Marlborough colleges celebrated 'Bike to School Day' last week.  Students who travelled to school by bike, foot, skateboard or bus were rewarded with hot drinks and prizes.Three Queen Charlotte College students biked all the way from Havelock, picking up another cyclist from Momorangi Bay along the way (pictured above)!  Top marks for dedication, people!Thank you to our environmental leaders at Marlborough Girls' College, Marlborough Boys' College and Queen Charlotte College for making a difference by organising the celebrations and encouraging their classmates to consider using environmentally-friendly transport to get to school.  We can't wait to see what else you have planned for...

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