Posted: 05 May 2005
Time running out for schools to secure share of $20,000
Only a few days remain for schools to apply for a slice of a $20,000 Northland Regional Council environmental education award fund.
The deadline for applications to the Environmental Curriculum Award fund - which aims to foster excellence in environmental education - is 5pm Friday, 13 May 2005.
Regional Council Environmental Education Consultant Susan Karels says Northland schools can be awarded as much as $2000 each from the fund to help them educate children in, about and forthe region’s environment.
She says the main focus of the award is to encourage schools and their communities to actively participate in improving their environment.
“Applications should stimulate students to take their own ongoing environmental education action as well as enhancing their knowledge of the region’s natural environment.”
Previous projects funded have included water quality testing, waste minimisation, worm farming, streamside planting and wetland enhancement.
Mrs Karels says sustainable management of Northland’s natural and physical resources is a key Regional Council goal and applicants should demonstrate ways their schools are putting effort into this area.
Application forms can be downloaded from the Council’s website www.nrc.govt.nz and need to completed and sent to the Council’s Water St, Whangarei office by 5pm on 13 May.