Be With a Tree Event 10 Days, 10 Tree Challenges
Forest and Bird’s kids' club, Kiwi Conservation Club, is asking New Zealanders to 'Be with a Tree' in June to celebrate how amazing these organisms are.
Between 31 May–9 June KCC and their partners Garden to Table, Otari Wilton Bush, NZ Arborists and Enviroschools Te Upoko o te Ika a Māui are setting 10 different tree challenges for people to join in with. The challenges are designed to enable people from all areas of Aotearoa to participate, even if they are in the middle of the city. One of the challenges is to vote for your favourite hero tree whilst another calls for you to spend time with a species of tree you have never seen before. Share why trees are important to you on leaf outlines from our hero trees or meet a tree of significance. Trees are linked with our identity, hold memories, provide a habitat, are a source of sustenance for humans and other animals as well as helping our climate–there is so much to discover about them.
People can share their completed challenges in a variety of ways including social media #bewithatree
The full list of challenges and more information about the event are available on KCC’s website kcc.org.nz/be-with-a-tree
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Kohia Centre – Educational Resources for Schools and Teachers
The Kohia Centre retail store has supplied a wide range of educational and teaching resources for over 20 years. These include: curriculum resources; educational publications; classroom support materials and teaching accessories such as stickers, borders, poster, etc.
Call us, visit our store or shop online. We offer a nationwide delivery service.
Kohia Centre, Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Auckland, Gate 1, 78 Epsom Avenue, Epsom, Auckland 1023; ph (09) 623 8977; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop hours: Monday to Thursday 8am–4.30pm.
Friday 8am–4pm (parking at Gate 2).
The Christchurch Children's Bookshop is Back
The Children’s Bookshop has long been a treasure trove of books and learning resources for children in Christchurch. It’s had a difficult time since the earthquakes but has recently changed owners and is looking to again, be a valuable asset to the city. Until suitable premises are found we are retailing online. We would love the opportunity to talk to schools and teachers about what books and resources would help develop imagination and learning. We look forward to being part of Christchurch’s school community.
Please visit us online at www.childrensbookshop.co.nz and do get in touch with suggestions or requests!