Monday, 14 September 2009

Conservation Week



Today students from Patea & Waitara joined with Murchison, Rotorua & Whangamata schools to participate in a Conservation Week VC with Sarah Bond from the Franz Joseph, DOC area office.

Waitara St Joseph’s joined Waitara High School students for today’s session – it would be great to see more of our local schools access these opportunities through our TaraNet schools.

Sarah had an interactive presentation that covered a range of interesting areas:

Kea: The cheeky kea, known to many of us for its high-altitude antics, is in trouble.

Ranger for a day: Not many kids are lucky enough to have a glacier and a rainforest in their backyards .

Bridge Building: On the West Coast, hunting can be pretty tough work, with long walks, steep terrain.

Kotuku: The Kotuku, or White Heron, is dear to the hearts of many New Zealanders.

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Student’s enjoyed competing with others to answer questions and at times when the questions were open to everyone it was a struggle to hear who said what! ;-) Thanks Sarah for a great VC.

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