2 weeks ago, the Enviro groups from Tawhai, Tui Glen and Koraunui schools had a wonderful day together, not only getting to know each other but celebrating Matariki by looking at what Papatuanuku (the land) does for us. It started off at the Horoeka Street Reserve where the groups were welcomed by Michelle who is the Enviro coordinator for Tui Glen & Tawhai School, Arihira the Koraunui School coordinator, and Travis who is from the Regional Council and is responsible for our rivers. We were also very fortunate to have Dennis come along with 2 of his geckos, and with a wealth of knowledge about them that the children loved listening to as they patted the two gorgeous creatures.
The groups got to see two Banded Kokopu that had been caught in a hinaki. They also had the opportunity to do things such as test the quality of the water in the Reserve stream. The groups then went back to Tui Glen School where they had lunch and got to hang out together in the playground.
The afternoon was spent making banners of what was important to us, ie: environment, animal life, fish etc. We tried to include the Matariki stars in our banners!
We finished the day by choosing an action or actions about what we can do to help Papatuanuku.
Everyone had a great time! Bring on the next Enviro Group Day!
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