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Waste Aware Programme

National Aquarium Waste Aware Programme

Full Term Programme

Updated and refreshed for 2014!
The Waste Aware Programme is aimed at educating primary and intermediate aged school children (particularly Years 5-8) and the wider community about waste minimisation and sustainability.
The programme takes place over five lessons - two class visits and three exciting new field trips to Omarunui Landfill, The National Aquarium and Green Sky Recycling. 
Students gain an understanding of what we do with our rubbish, the effects of rubbish on the environment and ways to make a difference.

Bookings are now being taken from Napier schools for Term One 2014

Half Day Programme

The half-day programme of the Waste Aware Environmental Education, is in essence similar to the Full Term programme, but with only two primary ‘impact Waste Aware’ messages and is based at the National Aquarium of New Zealand. The half-day programme allows more schools to participate and is well suited for schools visiting from outside the Napier region.

A teacher support package; pre and post half-day programme activities is available from a web-site where teachers can download chosen activities. keyword: Waste Aware

Bookings are now being taken for 2014 - All schools welcome.

Email Jacque Wilton or phone 06 833 5428 for more information or to book.
For pre and post visit activities - click here.

Why do the programme?

If your school is keen to make a change for good within our community and for our environment, the Waste Aware programme is for you.

Some comments from past participating schools are:

  • A very worthwhile programme. The children soaked up the information that was provided. ~ Taradale School
  • The children in my class learnt loads and really want to help make a difference at home and school now. ~ Taradale School
  • I know my students have a heightened awareness of the effect of irresponsible waste management which I hope will impact on their homes and families, and thus, our community. ~ Maraenui School
  • Parents are now taking bottles & plastic to Transpacific thru students ~ Maraenui School