Support Conservation Week (10-18 September) and encourage your students to be Habitat Heroes. Getting involved is easy – explore a local environment and get your students to identify an opportunity to take action.
How to take part:
1. Get outside - explore and investigate the health of a local natural environment.
2. Share a summary of your work with your local community via any online channels (school blog, YouTube, Facebook, etc.). Students need to share: a. Their learning and experiences outdoors, in particular, their observations regarding the health of their local environment. b. Ideas and an intended action they could take to improve the health of a local environment.
3. Email your entry to us at conservED@doc.govt.nz. This could be a weblink to your blog, videos, photos, a PowerPoint presentation, or a PDF document of your writing or artwork.
Four lucky groups will win $750 to help bring their conservation action plan to life. Free curriculum-linked resources and ideas from previous competition entries are available online to support your investigations. For resources and more information, visit www.doc.govt.nz/habitatheroes.
Register for the competition, and you will receive a resource pack containing a ‘How to be a habitat hero’ A3 poster to help guide you through the competition. For more information, email conservED@doc.govt.nz.