LEARNING FOR LIFE
Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust provides environmental education to many of North Canterbury and Christchurch's primary and secondary schools. These range from regular fortnightly sessions through to a few visits per year.
The modules are based around our Biota Node development (see the projects page) and provide for a mix of theory and experiential learning.
The Trust has developed our own learning resources and supplements these with visits by topic experts covering subjects including freshwater, invertebrates, microscopy and animal pest control.
Contact the Trust's Ranger Education & Visitor Services if you are interested in joining us
BRUCE BANKS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AWARD 2019 WINNER
We are pleased to announce Eloïse and Loïc Reynolds as the 2019 Bruce Banks Award winners. Eloise and Loïc will be creating a 'butterfly garden' in their biota node. The garden will be planted with native plants that attract our endemic and native butterflies such as the Kahu kura (Red Admiral), Kahu kowhai (yellow admiral), Glade copper, and Monarch. The plants will include native nettle, native broom, Muehlenbeckia/Pohuehue, Hebe, and Lacebark/Houhere. These plants would offer both food for caterpillars and nectar for the butterflies.
This year we also awarded special commendations to Liam Dalton from Woodend School “Rock Lizard Hangout” and Sophie Ngataierua from the Waimakariri Home School Group for “The Study of Geometric Shapes Found in Nature”.
Last years winner Aaliyah presents 2019 winners Eloise and Loïc with their award