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Habitat Heroes competition winners

DOC Media release

Wednesday Oct 26, 2016

Habitat Heroes competition winners

The Department of Conservation(DOC) is pleased to announce the winners of its Habitat Heroes competition.

Habitat Heroes encourages young people to explore the natural environment in their neighbourhood and develop projects to improve the health of one aspect of their local environment. The competition was part Conservation Week 2016.

Congratulations to the four winners. They’re receiving $750 to help fund their conservation projects.

Green Heroes - Country Crèche, Hamilton

The early childhood centre have built two insect houses and a weta house to attract more insects and birds to their playground.

Is our playground insect friendly?

Stream Heroes - Lynmore Primary School, Rotorua

The Lynmore Primary students are restoring the Waitawa Stream that flows through their neighbourhood.

Waitawa Stream restoration

Green and Marine Heroes - Tairua School, Coromandel Peninsula

The Tairua School students have developed action plans to help save native species in their area, such as - Archey's frog, native gecko, fernbird/matata, New Zealand dotterel/ tūturiwhatu and native weta.

Conservation of local native species

Green Heroes - 15th Invercargill Company Girls Brigade Juniors

The Girls Brigade Juniors looked at a section of Thomson Bush, an area of native bush in Invercargill. They’re removing rubbish and looking at ways to improve the bush for native species.

Green space investigation

The DOC website has plenty of curriculum links and activities for young people to do at school and at home.

For more information: http://www.doc.govt.nz/news/events/conservation-week/competitions/habitat-heroes/


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