Schools & Education

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Engaging our tamariki with nature

Pest Free Kaipātiki can help schools inspire their tamariki to protect our native taonga. Our Ecological Restoration Educator will visit your school and help you with all things biodiversity.
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How We Can Help Your School

 

  • Identify your goal: Do you want to see more birds nesting in the school’s trees? Do you want to get rid of the rats in the school’s compost? Do you want us to upskill the students in kauri dieback prevention? We can help you set and achieve your school's environmental goals.

  • Identify what lives at your school: Which species of flora or wildlife would you like to protect and which species would you like to see disappear?

  • Get trapping: We can provide your school with traps and train the children on how to use rat traps.

  • Record your work: We can show you how to count your catches and record your pest weed work in the appropriate apps.

  • Measure the results: We can show you how to see results over time, schedule bird counts and undertake general predator monitoring.

  • Connect to community groups: We can help your school to organise working bees with volunteer groups - we will provide all the tools and have volunteers visit your school.

  • Undertake EOTC (Education Outside The Classroom): We can work with you to plan walks in the ngāhere/bush, organise EOTC days with the help of local volunteers, and more.

  • Access resources: Thanks to the special partnership with Auckland Council's Sustainable Schools team and the Kaipātiki Local Board, the following resources are available to schools in Kaipātiki: Predators Monitoring: tracker tunnels / ink pads and chew cards with identification guides; Predator Control: rat traps, possum timms traps and DOC200 traps; Weed Control: weed bags, herbicides and tools; Kauri Care: brushes, sterigene bottles.

 

Please contact us if you would like to know more about how your school can get involved with PFK.