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  • Enviro

    1. 1. HIGHLANDS INTERMEDIATE ENVIROSCHOOLS PROGRAMME 2009 Monday, March 16, 2009
    2. 2. ENVIROSCHOOLS 2009 Four-ish Questions What does being an EnviroSchool mean to you? What do you think we are doing? What concepts/issues do you think we should be covering within our programme? What areas of the school would you identify as being areas of environmental concern? Why? Monday, March 16, 2009
    3. 3. ENVIROSCHOOLS GOALS 1. 25% of HL staff and students undertake Action for Sustainability in 2009. 2. Each term hold a HL ES network meeting for sharing, planning, strategising and reviewing. 3. Create a local EFS/AFS expert list 4. Run 2 workshops in 2009 to support the vision. One of which is to be an EFS workshop, to be held sometime in term 1. 5. Form a green-team (with badges), and taking one trip each term in 2009 to events, people, places and schools which relate to current AFS or the vision. 6. Create a vision mapping team to make and display a final draft of the vision map from t4 2008. 7. Create opportunities for other 75% of teachers and students to be involved in AFS. Monday, March 16, 2009
    4. 4. ENVIROSCHOOLS REQUIREMENT Each team is required to teach at least one ‘Enviro’ unit during the year. This is a unit based on the EnviroSchools Action Learning Model based on Education/Action for Sustainability. Monday, March 16, 2009
    5. 5. ENVIROSCHOOLS VISION MAP Monday, March 16, 2009
    6. 6. PROCESS AND OPTIONS 1. Grounds don’t have enough artisitc features. 2. We don’t have healthy school gardens that produce food and provide learning experiences. Vision Map Based… Issues Based… 3. Natural habitats aren’t monitored and used for environmental learning. Choose an individual 4. We don’t use recycled paper for stationary in the classroom or project or adopt a office. project area from the 5. We don’t have separate bins for different sorts of waste. vision map. 6. We don’t practice energy saving in each room. 7. Some windows aren’t shaded from the summer sun by trees. As a teacher, class, Identify any 8. We don’t produce our own energy. team or school, sustainability issues 9. Our café doesn’t sell a range of fresh fruit. choose a associated with the 10. Our school doesn’t celebrate national and local sustainability issue project or project area. environmental events (such as arbor day, seaweek, to address. conservation week). 11. We don’t encourage staff to carpool or to not use cars. 12. We don’t encourage parents to car pool or not use cars/ use Either: buses. - undertake a project aimed at solving the issue, 13. We don’t organise community service projects top assist then plan learning around the issue. other environmental groups and projects. OR – plan learning around the issue then undertake 14. We don’t make a point of visiting natural places for a project aimed at solving the issue. environmental learning experiences. 15. The school doesn’t maximise environmetal learning Update the vision map with your progress and experiences. celebrate what you have achieved. 16. Some areas are under-used, abused, unnecessarily out of bounds, or not very functional (gully, café area, old skateway and walkway, old camp ground, pukekura portal, pool – see more below). Monday, March 16, 2009

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