Funding will support the development of educational resources, helping our tamariki to connect with WAI Wānaka’s environmental mahi.
WAI Wānaka’s relationship with schools is flourishing. More tamariki are getting involved, and more preschools and schools are asking WAI to connect our environmental mahi to the curriculum.
WAI have passionate and skilled people waiting in the wings. We just need additional financial resources to fully respond to the requests coming in from schools and students.
We are asking for support from you, our community, to fund the delivery of environmental education. Our programme is aligned with the curriculum, making it straightforward for teachers to integrate. It enhances the connections between our schools and our community, providing opportunities for students to engage with global issues in a local, ‘real world’ context.
Thanks to The Funding Network NZ (TFNNZ) and their partners Givealittle and Chorus for their expertise and skills in helping us with this crowdfunding campaign. https://www.thefundingnetwork.org.nz/
WAI Wānaka’s purpose is accelerating local action for our fresh water to achieve our mission of healthy ecosystems and community wellbeing for future generations.
Our goal is to raise at least $20,000 to develop 3 environmental modules for schools. Every extra $5,000 will enable a further module to be created. Our educational themes will cover climate, stormwater, biodiversity and tuna/eels to name a few.
What do the youth have to say? 26 May 2022
We interviewed Mount Aspiring College (MAC) rangatahi to understand their thoughts on the importance of freshwater (wai māori) and who is responsible for protecting it.
"I want to protect the water so that the people after us... can come down and hang out next to the lake in it. So it's a beautiful place." - Anataia, MAC student.
Creating opportunities for rangatahi to talk about their connection with the local environment and actively participate in protecting it is key for the future of our community.
"I think that we're all responsible for protecting freshwater. It's up to all of us to do what we can and as much as we can to protect it" - MAC student
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