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Secondary Schools

Environmental Education for Hawke’s Bay Secondary Schools is about education opportunities in, about and for the environment. Our aim is to ignite sustainable behaviours, the value of personal and collective action against Climate Change and encourage innovation.

Secondary Schools

Environmental Education for Hawke’s Bay Secondary Schools is about education opportunities in, about and for the environment. Our aim is to ignite sustainable behaviours, the value of personal and collective action against Climate Change and encourage innovation.

Our mahi focusses on motivating and educating our young environmental kaitiaki through education programmes, resources, partnerships, and events.

Our purpose is to create opportunities to experience nature in the outdoors, understand conservation and environmental issues, and to develop knowledge and skills to defend, protect, conserve, and restore te taiao. 

Climate Action in Secondary Schools

Our goal is to support our secondary schools, students, and teachers to ensure a better understanding of our changing climate. We aim to provide support, resources, EOTC opportunities as well as helping to create local curriculum.

Youth Environment Council

This is a great way for young people to speak out on environmental issues they feel passionate about. It's an opportunity for like-minded students to get actively involved in local environmental events, demonstrate commitment to environmental protection and help tell others about the importance of the environment.

For more information please contact enviro@hbrc.govt.nz

We welcome expressions of interest to be a Youth Environment Councillor so please complete the registration form and send it in.

Even though we had a few interruptions with Covid during 2021, plenty of action still took place:

  • Youth Climate Action Camp
  • Movie night 2040
  • Hastings Girls High Meeting
  • Council Chamber Meeting
  • Karamu Highs School Inside and Out
  • Council Chamber end of year 
  • Clean up and pizza end of year

Youth Climate Action Camp - Time to adapt to the climate crisis - March 2021

In March 2021 we hosted a Youth Climate Action Camp.  45 Rangi tahi from across the regionattended the 2 1/2 held at Riverbend Camp, that included workshops, speakers, activities and field trips. This event enabled our young people and experts to collaborate, make new friends and try new things. 

Watch the video made at the camp to find out more. 

 

Get involved

Have you got lots of ideas and are keen to work in a team to make them happen? Be part of setting environmental outcomes you want to achieve by applying to join YEC. If you’re between 14 and 19, apply today to speak out about environmental issues. For more information check out YEC’s Facebook page or email us here. To apply to join YEC fill in this application form.

APPLICATION for Youth Environment Council

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Secondary Schools Environmental Challenge ‘wero’ 2022

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is putting out a challenge to all Hawke’s Bay Secondary Schools to plan and implement an environmental initiative that supports their school setting. This 10-month project is an opportunity to take action for our environment.

The top three schools will present their initiative to a panel of judges and will share a prize pool of $2000 that supports their implemented initiative and school environment.

Each school that enters this challenge will be supported by our Environmental Education Community Facilitator.

Project Time Period: February – November 2022

Term 1: Plan an environmental initiative for your school and complete the project outline. If you require guidance with this, please get in touch with our Environmental Education Community Facilitator – Hinerangi Price hinerangi.price@hbrc.govt.nz. Project outlines are due – Wednesday 18th May.

Term 2: Implement (get your project up and running).

Term 3: Your project should be embedded in your school culture and being utilised by your school community. Report back on successes and learnings.

Term 4: Finalists present their project; Recognition of project and winners announced.

More information here
Project proposal here

Register your school below.

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