How We Teach
EcoSolutions uses a variety of methods to instill in students a love for the environment and an awareness of how they can protect it.
The purpose of our school based education is to empower students to be actively involved in developing a sustainable future for New Zealand.
We create learning situations selecting from the teaching strategies of:
· Investigation: e.g. around school waste issues, packaging in lunchboxes
· Inquiry: e.g. data collection of litter on or near school grounds
· Knowledge building: e.g. demonstrations, visits to resource recovery centres
· Interactive learning: e.g. school garden, compost building, worm farms following inquiry and investigative work.
Book your lesson with us today!
Click the link below to be redirected to our new online booking systems for Know Waste and Know Water. Simply pick the lesson you would like for your class and find a time that suits both you and your educator.
we are working on a booking sheet for each educator
In the meantime, to book lessons in the Far north ring or email
Manager Jo: email Jo@cbec.co.nz
Kaitaia and surrounds: 0278222882 or email Merryn@cbec.co.nz
Doubtless Bay and surrounds: Sharee 021464221. or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid north Anouk: 0272545462; or email email@example.com
Para Kore (Te Ao Maori Zero Waste) ring Cynthia: 0272563279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Whangarei: Book lessons here
Check out the Term two Whangarei newsletter here!!
With the support of the Far North and the Whangarei District Councils, EcoSolutions is able to provide free environmental education to schools and ECE's in these districts.
KnowWaste is about raising awareness of the issues surrounding waste by inspiring and supporting students and schools to take action in reducing waste. Contact one of our awesome educators for more information.
027 257 4674
| Upper Far North
021 464 221
Mid Far North
Anouk van Donzel
027 254 5462
School Support includes:
- Helping schools run zero waste event
- Waste Audits
- Introducing school wide recycling and waste minimisation systems
- Setting up composts and worm-farms
- Setting up the Paper 4 Trees programme
The first step is to know where you are at! Book a Waste Evaluation with one of our educators, or carry our your own class or kura waste evaluation.
There is a short video showing you how to run a simple waste evaluation:
Click in the link to answer the 5 minute waste snapshot.
Know Water navigates students along the journey water takes through our environment and shows how we can conserve it. This programme is only available to schools in the Whangarei District. It includes site visits to the waste water treatment plant and wetlands.
To conduct your own household water audit click here.
MEET OUR FRIENDLY ECOSOLUTIONS TEAM
Far North District: Jo Shanks | Mb: 022 639 3154 | E: Jo@cbec.co.nz
Mid North District: Anouk Van Donzel | Mb: 027 254 5462 | E: Anouk@cbec.co.nz
Whāngarei District: Cézanne Hamilton | Mb: 0272574674 | E: Cezanne@cbec.co.nz
Whāngarei District: Jane Reed |Mb: 0272306408 | E: Jane@cbec.co.nz
Whāngarei District: Brontë Hamilton | Mb: 02102525212 | E: Bronte@cbec.co.nz
Thank you Anouk for your presentation to the Bay of Islands/Pewhairangi DOC staff yesterday. The meeting was well-attended and generated wide-ranging discussions that were stimulated by your depth of knowledge about and passion for the topic. The practical wax wrap session at the end really engaged staff that ordinarily are not that interested in the topic. We are looking forward to the next session.
Bay of Islands/Pewhairangi DOC
We are a small team in a very small office and yet we were not doing so well on the recycling front. Eco Solutions helped us to see where we needed improvement and helped us to get all our systems in place. We were super pleased to get our first award! We can now show it off with pride and are pleased to be seen to be doing the right thing.
Hannah, Alzheimers Northland Mid North Office