LEARNING FOR LIFE
Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust provides environmental education to many of North Canterbury and Christchurch's primary and secondary schools. These range from regular fortnightly sessions through to a few visits per year.
The modules are based around our Biota Node development (see the projects page) and provide for a mix of theory and experiential learning.
The Trust has developed our own learning resources and supplements these with visits by topic experts covering subjects including freshwater, invertebrates, microscopy and animal pest control. These include virtual lessons on our you tube channel e.g. https://youtu.be/9nOehjDWoTM
We are a member of the NZ Association for Environmental Education https://www.nzaee.org.nz/
Contact the Trust's Ranger Education & Visitor Services if you are interested in joining us
TERTIARY EDUCATION RESEARCH
Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust works closely with the University of Canterbury and other tertiary providers as a site for course related field work and projects.
We also work closely with post graduate and researchers across a wide range of environmental, cultural and social sciences.
Contact the Trust's General Manager if you are interested in research opportunities within the Trust or Tūhaitara Coastal Park.
BRUCE BANKS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AWARD 2020 WINNERS
The 2020 winners of the Bruce Banks Environmental Education Award were Haylie McDonald, Hannah Wells, Layla Friedauer, and Emily Dutton. They are students from Kaiapoi North School and members of the environment group.
Their winning project is called “Feast for Flight” a creative way to enhance native bird populations at Tūhaitara Coastal Park and beyond
Kaiapoi North winners with the Trust Ranger Education & Chair