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Environmental news & events

Find out about events and workshops we are running, and how to sign up. Read and sign up to our environment education newsletters.

Education Events

Stay tuned in for Regional Council events. If you’re wanting to create your own event, such as a beach clean-up or planting day, we may be able to help you out. Get in touch with Sally.

Connected to Nature Free Teacher Workshops, 2020

Thanks to all the champion teachers whose participation made our 2020 Workshop series so successful!

Outdoor learning in, about, for and from the environment values the experiences learners bring to their learning, across all cultural backgrounds and levels of ability. The natural world provides authentic, exciting contexts for learning at every stage, across the curriculum, with well-documented benefits for learners’ health, wellbeing, happiness and engagement. Outdoor learning literally provides “common ground” for all. What’s not to love?

Let's take learning and teaching outdoors!

Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre, EIT, Taradale (on hill behind the Trades Block)
Activity-based session to explore some of the diverse ways you can use the Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre with your learners, stimulating new adventures in the ‘classroom’ of your own backyards. Discover supporting resources and get inspired for a new year of learning and teaching outdoors!

Education News

ES school sign final cropped for media releaseThis quarterly publication is available to all our Hawke’s Bay Enviroschools. You can view previous issues here.

Enviroschools Newsletter Term 4 2020

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Enviroschools Newsletter Term 3 2020

Enviroschools Newsletter Term 2 2020

Enviroschools Newsletter Term 1 2020

enviroschoolsSubscribe to our Leaflet e-newsletter to keep up to date with the latest information and news on environmental education in Hawke’s Bay. This goes out 10 times a year. You can sign up using the form below.

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