Tinline Trail: DOC Conservation Week Event

19 September 2016 / Posted by Janszoon Education in Janszoon Education / Blog

Our education team spent a day in the Park alongside DOC and other local organisations involved in conservation work: Waimaori, The Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust, iwi - and us, of course! The aim was to get families out into our national park for a day of hands-on fun in nature. Brooke...

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Scoping for YELF

10 April 2016 / Posted by Janszoon Education in Janszoon Education / Blog

Today we went out to Anchorage to prepare for the visitors who will be coming from all around New Zealand. Sir Peter Blake's Youth Environmental Leadership Forum (YELF) is coming to Nelson this year, and they want to spend a day at Motueka High's adopted site, Anchorage, with a side...

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2016 Student Advisory Board Retreat

18 February 2016 / Posted by Janszoon Education in Janszoon Education / Blog

It's finally here: The 2016 Student Advisory Board Retreat! Once again, we will be taking the student leadership team from our 'Adopt a Section' schools into the Abel Tasman National Park for a team building, leadership training, mega fun, knowledge gaining retreat! The education team from Project Janszoon and DOC will be...

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School Partners Join the Celebration

12 December 2015 / Posted by Janszoon Education in Janszoon Education / Blog

Our 'Adopt a Section' school partners, along with representatives from our 2015 Student Advisory Board, joined the holiday celebration with the entire Project Janszoon team. Guests enjoyed music performed by Max from Motueka High School, listened to several short presentations, and watched the premiere of the new video about the...

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Welcome, Ladies!

30 September 2015 / Posted by Janszoon Education in Janszoon Education / Blog

Today we welcomed 4 female kaka to the aviary at the Abel Tasman National Park.  These new girls came to us from an aviary in Te Anau, near Fjiordlands National Park. To make a trip like that the birds travel in individual, wooden boxes. It probably won't surprise you to hear...

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2015 Moturoa Mission

11 March 2015 / Posted by Janszoon Education in Janszoon Education / Blog

The NCC/TDC Enviroschools teams pulled off another great event this year on Rabbit Island. Teams of students from enviroschools across Nelson and Tasman were invited to compete in a fun, enviroment-themed day of challenges. Local organisations were invited to run activity stations. Project Janszoon Education introduced our new game Guess Which...

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Getting Ready for 2015!

30 January 2015 / Posted by Janszoon Education in Janszoon Education / Blog

Yes, we've been steadily working behind the scenes this summer getting ready for an exciting new year of collaboration with our school partners and rolling out some new programmes, too. Keep checking back on this web site for more details as they are announced.   One thing we're really looking forward to in...

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Scoping Visit for Senior Biology

2 December 2014 / Posted by Janszoon Education in Janszoon Education / Blog

We just returned from a day out near Anchorage with senior biology teachers, Mrs Garmey and Mrs Paxton,  from Motueka High School. Motueka High is one of our "Adopt a Section" partner schools, and we're quite excited to see them extend the field work at their site to one of the...

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Battle for the Birds! in Golden Bay

19 November 2014 / Posted by admin in Janszoon Education / Blog

Yesterday we were in Golden Bay for their Conservation Week Round Robin event for schools at Payne’s Ford with members of the DOC and TDC teams.   Presenters offered sessions simultaneously to different schools. There was a session on the problem with rats, forest ecology, how to catch pests, suitability of habitats...

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Science is Definitely Worth Celebrating!

17 October 2014 / Posted by admin in Janszoon Education / Blog

The Project Janszoon and DOC education teams were invited to lead an activity at the Cawthron’s “Celebrate Science” events held at Parklands School in Motueka on Tuesday, and at Victory School in Nelson yesterday.   We had so much fun working with over 200 budding biologists over the course of 2 days....

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What a Weekend!

14 April 2014 / Posted by admin in Janszoon Education / Blog

We just came back from our first-ever professional development retreat held at the Ngarata Homestead at Totaranui for teachers from our “Adopt a Section” pilot programme schools.   This was a great opportunity to begin to build community between the DOC, Project Janszoon and school teams. Teachers also had the chance to...

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Moturoa Mission 2014

12 March 2014 / Posted by admin in Janszoon Education / Blog

Project Janszoon Education was invited to present an activity as part of the Moturoa Mission, a new event for local Enviroschools sponsored by the Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council.   Apparently, the Moturoa Mission was inspired by an annual Enviroschools event held in Auckland, and what a fun day it...

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"Adopt a Section" Programme Launch Powhiri

20 February 2014 / Posted by admin in Janszoon Education / Blog

Yesterday was a very exciting day for Project Janszoon Education! We launched our new pilot programme "Adopt a Section" with a powhiri at the Te Awhina marae in Motueka. While there has been a lot happening in the background at our partner schools with teachers and principals, this was the first...

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