Well Done to Gwylam Macmillan Armstrong who was awarded the Environmental Achiever at the Mararoa School prize giving last month. Gwylam is part of the KRTK Leadership Team, is often found at the KRTK events and recently received a scholarship to attend the Kea Conservation Workshop.
Photos from Te Anau School's post
😃 ...and please share the 'Don't feed the kea' song below!
Also had a peek at what Southern Adventurers & Friends have been up to recently... These experiences are priceless, the children's enthusiasm is contagious... and the local teachers and educators are simply phenomenal! 😉
Just had a peek at what Nature Discovery kids have been up to.... Wonderful! That tree is still a landmark for the 12 year old college students that were climbing it eight years ago 😉
This afternoon we celebrated the last of Te Anau Library and Kids Restore the Kepler creative sessions for 2019 making simple, but effective, Christmas decorations. Meri Kirihimete koutou mā!
Te Anau Library and Kids Restore the Kepler beautiful artwork is now at Distinction Hotel & Villas, in Te Anau, for the imminent Kea Summit, which kicks off tomorrow morning. Aren't these amazing?! A big thank you to all the wonderful artists that contributed their artwork, to Librarian Sarah Hickson for helping setting up the display boards and to Ranger Crystal Brindle for helping transporting them to DHV.
Check out what Te Anau School Room 11 students have made last week. We had a lot of fun learning about leaf margin types. Lots of great language opportunities for the children, like 'wavy margin' and 'toothed margin' 😉 Room 11 are exploring 'lines' in Art, and the leaves edges and shapes are such a great tool to make beautiful masterpieces. Fabulous Room 11, very impressive work!
These are Jess and Zac in action on Tuesday morning on Line 9. Fiordland College students and staff contribute to checking 54 traps in the Kids Restore the Kepler area since 2012.
The group also walked a short section of the Kepler Track, from Rainbow Reach to the start of Line 9. Jess and Zac, Y12 students from Fiordland College, shared their tracking and trapping knowledge with the other attendees. Great job!
This report also includes updates on the Kids Restore the Kepler Project 😉
Last Friday afternoon the children have been looking at how different bird beaks are suited for different jobs. Jill, one of our lovely volunteers, shared the book 'Whose beak is this?' with us, then we designed our very own beaks using paper cups...
Don't forget! Kids Restore the Kepler and Te Anau Library last creative session of the year is this Friday 29th November, 3:30 - 4:30 pm. We are planning a tea party on the Village Green in front of the Public Library. We would love to see you there! We will be making natural Christmas decorations to take home. Please, bring a picnic blanket and a plate to share on Friday. Feel free to bring also things like dry seed pods, pinecones, dry flowers, feathers and twigs. Contact: email@example.com for more information.
Just a reminder about tomorrow afternoon's creative session at Te Anau Library. Te Anau School students Maisie & Tala have planned a fun activity and the children are also making lovely decorations for our last session of the year, which is on Friday 29th November. For that afternoon at 3:30 pm, we are planning a tea party on the Village Green in front of the Public Library. We would love to see you there! We will be making natural Christmas decorations for the kids to take home. Please, bring a picnic blanket and a plate to share on Friday 29th November! Thank you
Apologies for the delay in giving you an update on the local grebes. Few days ago local photographer and ranger Anja Kӧhler sent these gorgeous pics and the following message: "The grebes have left the nest with three chicks. This pair is very quick to 'vanish' once the chicks have hatched, but sometimes visit the nesting site again." Thank you Anja! 📸 Anja Kӧhler
Another lovely afternoon at the Public Library. Students from Te Anau School, Mararoa School and Fiordland College are working on their amazing Kea Art. Parents, volunteers and younger siblings join these creative sessions too: different generations working together, and absolutely enjoying it. Thank you Jen for the yummy pikelets!
Mararoa School has reflected on their environmental journey recently and community projects such as Kids Restore the Kepler, Bird Park Signs and installation of the beehive