Hawke’s Bay Regional Council values the contribution schools make to sustainability. Education for Sustainability guidelines from the Ministry for the Environment state environmental learning should be in the environment, about the environment and for the environment.
We offer the following resources:
Clearing the Air – This kit has information about air quality in Hawke’s Bay, why winter air pollution happens, and most importantly, what we can all do at home to help. This on line resource includes individual and class activities, and science experiments.
The New Zealand Curriculum material in this resource is designed for students in Years 4 to 8. The resource can be found here.
A useful powerpoint presentation entitled ‘Air Quality in the Bay – the particulate story’ which we presented at the intermediate School Science Camp can be found here.
Four A3 posters are available to be printed off if required:
To request a hard copy contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This resource offers a wide variety of teaching and learning activities as well as detailed information about the diversity of flora and fauna that can be found in and around the wetland. Pekapeka Wetland has been undergoing restoration since 1995. The current visitor interpretation area was opened in 2010.
Currently only available in hard copy with a dvd. To request a copy contact: email@example.com
Plans for an online version of this resource are currently underway.
You can be a Stormwater Detective at your home or school. Do you know where your stormwater comes from and where it goes to?
A short powerpoint presentation is delivered as part of this resource. You can find the activity sheets below.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sally Chandler on 06 833 8036
SHMAK - stream health monitoring and assessment kit
The Regional Council has four kits available to loan to schools and community groups. This resource produced by NIWA, allows simple measurements to be taken and recorded in our many streams and rivers. For more information visit NIWA and to book a kit for your class email email@example.com
Kids 4 Drama
Each year Hawke’s Bay Regional Council along with our regions other local councils brings this troupe of talented actors to perform. Their captivating shows have a relevant and important environmental message. Designed for a primary age audience the snappy format is very popular. Different schools are offered a performance each year and in 2015 around 4000 students experienced the show.
For more information on Kids 4 Drama see their website.
Information sheets on Environmental Topics
These fact sheets cover a wide range of topics including – water, land, riparian, air and pests. You can download them from our website.