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Environmental education

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council supports environmental learning through a range of education programmes and resources.

About Environmental Education

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council supports environmental learning through a range of education programmes and resources. Environmental education aims to develop awareness, understanding and a sense of commitment towards the environment. It should also help students to develop environmentally responsible attitudes and a commitment to help keep our environment a safe and secure place for future generations.

Education Events

Connected to Nature Teacher Workshops 2019

Today more than ever we are being reminded about how human actions impact on our environment. In 2019 Cape to City in conjunction with Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Enviroschools are joining forces to bring you four taster workshops. 

The first three will connect you directly with nature and be hands on. You will come away with new skills and a boost to your professional development goals. Curriculum links and teaching tools will also be provided. The fourth workshop will be an opportunity to meet the expert providers in our region.

Thursday 28 March - Freshwater – Love our Waterways (POSTPONED DUE TO POOR WEATHER - now Thursday 11 April)
Puketapu Park, Dartmoor Road, Hastings District
Lots of factors contribute to the health of a waterway. Using NIWA SHMAK kits you will master simple tests and discover there is a lot of life lurking under the stones.

Thursday 9 May – Matariki – Kohupatiki Marae
Farndon Road, Clive
Matariki is a time to gather with family and friends to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and plan for the future. We will share inspiring activities for you to take away.

Thursday 12 September – Bush – Some Enchanted Evening
Dolbel Reserve, Taradale
Right on our doorstep come along for an enchanting walk through the reserve and experience the bush up close and personal. Explore hands-on contexts to inspire your next Inquiry.

Thursday 7 November – Who’s in my backyard
Envirohub, EIT, tbc
Get to know some of our region’s most passionate environmental experts as they share their knowledge and showcase what they can offer to enhance learning programmes across all levels. These are your local “go-to” people, so come along and let them inspire your planning for another year of learning and teaching in the outdoors!

All workshops will commence at 3.45 pm with afternoon tea. Finish time approximately 5.45 pm. To register your interest complete the form below, or if you have any queries please email Sally Chandler

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