The Enviro Education programme was developed by Gecko Trust to empower school aged students with knowledge about how nature works through fun and engaging learning. In the programme, students will learn about biodiversity, ecosystems, environmental restoration (e.g. tree planting) and ongoing maintenance of the environment. Gecko worked in collaboration with Auckland Council’s Enviroschools team to administer Enviro Education.
We have implemented the Enviro Education programme at Cockle Bay School and Mission Heights Junior College. Students participated in ecological restoration by planting native trees in their local reserves. Students were also taught how to use maths and design to plan a tree planting on a site map. The younger students at Cockle Bay School learnt about ecological systems through interactive play. Actively involving students in their learning was extremely effective, resulting in positive feedback from students and teachers.
The programme enables students to enhance reserves, give back to their community and build practical skills. Ongoing involvement with the schools is maintained, which includes additional education and upkeep of the trees planted. If your school is interested in finding out more about the Enviro Education programme, contact us.
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