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Canvastown School House plants

Canvastown kids explore their Living Landscape

The kids at Canvastown School have been fully absorbed in discovering what creatures live in the school’s wild places this year. They have poked under logs and in tree-stumps, crawled through long grass, shaken the branches of trees and picked through the edible gardens, seeking out all manner of living things. They used the Living Landscapes kit to take a closer look at the birds, bugs, plants and fungi, finding names for them and learning about their interesting habits.  Angela visited and helped them with some activities from Tiro One One - our Marlborough living landscapes resource.

We flipped over a tree trunk and found heaps of insects on the bottom. - Finn Wendy from...

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NZ Biodiversity strategy

Students have their say on NZ’s biodiversity plan

St Mary's Envirogroup students submit on NZ's biodiversity strategy. Can you imagine what our world would look like if there was only one type of tree or bird or one type of apple to eat?The children in St Mary’s Envirogroup didn’t want to imagine that type of environment.  Healthy biodiversity is important to them.  They know that Aotearoa New Zealand’s biodiversity is amazing! About 90 % of our insects, 80 % of trees, ferns and flowering plants, 25 % of bird species, all 60 reptiles, 4 frogs and 2 bats are found nowhere else on earth.The current Government strategy on biodiversity is 20 years old and expires in 2020.  The Department of Conservation is putting...

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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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Climate Youth Action Team image

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 education@wwf.org.nz. ...

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