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In this recorded professional learning session, Greta Dromgool from the Science Learning Hub and Ben Moorhouse from the Department of Conservation share their excitement about environmental action and students learning about, in and for the environment.

Using DOC and Science Learning Hub resources, ideas about environmental action are unpacked, and teachers are supported to inspire and scaffold their students into action at a level that meets the diverse needs of the classroom.

Thank you, this has been so valuable.

Teacher

You may find it easier to download the video and slideshow presentation.

Topic

Slide show number(s)

Video timecode

Introducing the Science Learning Hub and presenters

1

00:00

Index

2

00:10

Purpose

3

00:23

DOC resources

4–6

01:02

Biodiversity

 7–10

04:00

Reconnecting with your green space

 11

06:19

Reflecting on findings

 12

11:20

Connections in your green space

 13

13:37

What is environmental action?

 14–18

16:08

Goals and vision

 19–21

26:51

Decision- making tools, planning and examples

22–29

34:09

Working alongside your community

30–33

41:57

Implementing, monitoring and sharing

34–36

44:16

Funding and supporting action

37–38

46:47

DOC and SLH links, keep in touch and thanks

39–40

47:10

We encourage you to join our discussion about environmental action. Register in our online forum on Slack. In this forum, we share and discuss ideas and share resources.

Nature of science

Finding authentic contexts for students to authentically participate and contribute can be tricky. Environmental action provides the perfect opportunity for students to make decisions and take action based on their scientific understandings.

Thank you. Appreciate all of the resources and advice. Looking forward to getting into taking some action!

Teacher

Conservation webinar series

This is part of a series of webinars that we have produced in collaboration with the Department of Conservation to showcase their wonderful new resources designed to connect students with the environment.

Related content

The Science Learning Hub has an abundance of resources related to conservation and environmental education. If you would like more support teaching environmental action, have a look at our webinar Taking action for conservation or resources supporting participation in citizen science such as online animal identification or Predator Free 2050. Get inspired with activities such as Observing earthworms and Building homes for tree wētā. For more information, the podcast Snippets about conservation education by Ben Moorhouse provides some excellent information about environmental education.

Useful links

The Department of Conservation has a range of excellent resources available. In this webinar, we discuss the resources Enhancing biodiversity in your green space and Tools for environmental action. The full collection can be found here.

Other useful sites to have a look at include the Landcare Research Garden bird survey and iNaturalist.

Acknowledgement

This webinar is another great collaboration between the Department of Conservation and the SLH and was produced with funding from DOC.

 

    Published 30 September 2018 Referencing Hub articles