Enviro Hands-on Learning and Sharing

Twelve Enviro Group students attended the Enviroschools Children’s Day which was held at Wairakei Thermal Valley.

A few spits of rain did not spoil our day of interactive workshops and networking with members from other schools from our region.

Our students presented workshops on making paper planting pots and cups, then planting a baby Harakeke in the pots, (flax - which they grew from seeds collected from our plants).

Students experienced a variety of workshops throughout the day including identifying local vertebrae, using temperature lasers, rodent traps and trackers.

They also had time to meet and interact with the venues free-roaming animals - alpaca, chickens, guinea fowl, sheep, pheasants, dog, cat, ducks...

A very positive and valuable experience for us all.

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A group checks out various foot prints

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Checking out our geothermal area

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checking out the rodents

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Looking at the bigger picture

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Making rodent traps

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Time playing with the free-roaming animals

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Tracking prints are interesting

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We had an amazing day

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We learnt about local vertabrae

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We ran a paper pot making workshop

Student Group 12.9.17