Mizuiku Upstream Battle - Citizen science programme for schools
Get your students involved in citizen science and help us to battle New Zealand's upstream litter problem.
Did you know that marine litter isn’t always a result of human activity at sea? The problem usually starts on land! Our Upstream Battle citizen science programme gets students out collecting and auditing litter at key upstream sites, such as beside rivers, lakes and streams to help create a better understanding of the root causes of ocean pollution.
Our Upstream Battle programme is aimed at schools, community groups and volunteers throughout New Zealand who would like to contribute to the solution.
For schools, we offer:
- Inquiry-based learning linked to a diverse range of learning areas of Aotearoa’s curriculum
- New Zealand Curriculum links
- Risk assessment management sheet (RAMS)
- A simplified Upstream Battle survey sheet (suitable for primary school aged children or younger)
- A classroom lesson to precede your Upstream Battle covering the water cycle and the importance of keeping our waterways litter free.
Upstream Battle is proudly presented by Suntory’s international Mizuiku Education Programme for Nature and Water, which is specifically designed to educate the next generation on the importance of clean water conservation. Both Keep New Zealand Beautiful and Suntory share a commitment to educating young Kiwis and providing hands-on opportunities that inspire and empower them to protect our precious environment.
Contact: Rebecca Hampton
(0800) TIDY KIWI
YSS National - Train the Trainer Workshops - Auckland
Help inspire your kura/school or kōhanga/early childhood centre take action on climate change. This is a free workshop for teachers and educators interested in rolling out sustainability focussed, climate action, waste reduction programmes in their kura/school or kōhanga/early childhood centre.
Calling all environmentally-conscious educators - register your participation in Recycling Week 2023!
Recycling Week (October 16-22) is Aotearoa New Zealand's largest national annual campaign for education on recycling and waste minimisation. The week promotes education and awareness of better recycling habits and ways of contributing to a waste-free future.
Participation is FREE, and self-directed - while we provide ideas, inspiration and information (including access to daily webinars, quizzes and prizes), it's up to you to decide what to implement. The new Educator's Playbook will make participation easy!
Running Recycling Week in your school is an effective way to promote education on waste and recycling to students and staff.
Register your participation now!