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Get Real: Conserving for A Cause

When:

Tue 9 Oct 2018, 9:00am–4:00pm

Where: Selwyn Community Education, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland

Restrictions: R8

Ticket Information:

  • Course fee per day: $80.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: SelwynComed

Selwyn Community Education is based at Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland.

Beat boredom this school holiday while doing something meaningful in our brand new 5-day programme to inspire and engage kids 8 - 12 years. GetReal provides fun ways for kids to understand relevant social topics and enjoy making positive change in the world and in the lives of others. GetReal is a collaboration between Selwyn Community Education and the GetReal organisation.

Day 2: Tuesday 9 October 2018: Conserving for a Cause
-Today's eco cause: regenerating suburban habitats
Today the focus is on regenerating habitat for birds, bees and bush. Kids will create seed balls, beeswax wraps, plant cuttings and nectar feeders which all contribute to providing healthy habitat and food for our urban pollinators and native wildlife.

Today's topic champion is Levi-Brindison-Hall presenting a city bee collaboration where he is working to turn our urban landscapes into places safe for all life: full of flowers, diversity, food and abundance. Levi is a passionate grower, explorer, teach, artist and advocate for nature. He believes that nature is the best teacher and inspires young people to connect with its magic and wonder.

Nicky Elmore, Enviro Schools Coordinator at Auckland Council, will run hands-on "eco" activities in the afternoon. Nicky is an Enviroschools Facilitator currently contracted to the Auckland Council Sustainable Schools Team. She was part of the group responsible for establishing the "gully" as a learning space at Meadowbank School, establishing and leading the Enviroschools programme and involved in setting up Garden to Table there. More recently Nicky has collaborated with For the Love of Bees and the Eastern Songbird project.

About GetReal - Social and Environmental Awareness for Kids
GetReal provides fun ways for kids to understand relevant social topics and enjoy making positive change in the world and in the lives of others.

Each day - from Monday through Thursday will focus on a different topic (see below for details). Friday's activities will bring it all together, helping kids to reflect and decide on ways they can continue taking positive action and supporting causes that are important to them.

The programme runs from 8 - 12 October from 9 AM to 4 PM daily. Places are limited, so book early. Enrolment for individual days is permitted. However, preference will be given to those attending the whole week. The Friday workshop is only suitable for those who have attended at least one other day Monday to Thursday. If you have any questions, please enquire at the office.

Monday 8 October 2018: Crafting for a Cause
Today's eco cause: ocean plastic
Today's social cause: the homeless community

Tuesday 9 October 2018: Conserving for a Cause
Today's eco cause: regenerating suburban habitats

Wednesday 10 October 2018: Creating for a Cause
Today's social cause: What I can do about really big issues?
Today's eco cause: pollution and upcycling

Thursday 11 October 2018: Cooking for a Cause
Today's eco cause: quitting fossil fuels
Today's social cause: healthy meals for those in need

Friday 12 October 2018: Cause Corps - Bringing it all Together
Today's eco cause: what is Greenpeace meant to do?
Today's social cause: taking positive action throughout your life.

Our mission is to provide quality, affordable education for our community.

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