Save Our Kaweka Kiwi provides opportunities for schools and their teachers to develop work modules that meet the Guidelines for Environmental Education in New Zealand Schools, benefiting their pupils and the wider community.
Those guidelines highlight:
- Personal and social responsibility
Schools can be key beneficiaries of what Save Our Kaweka Kiwi aims to achieve. Teachers can use the kiwi crèche as an outdoor classroom as part of the curriculum, with its enquiry-based learning activities. Their students can:
- Develop important thinking and problem-solving skills
- Investigate pest control
- Study the ideas behind revegetation programmes
- Investigate freshwater ecology
- Undertake an environmental project
- Connect the oral histories, cultural mapping of Matauranga Maori and science through hands-on experiences
- Walk a track and experience a predator-free area of New Zealand native flora and fauna
- Volunteer as a crèche worker
- Take part in planting – team up to plant native trees and shrubs
- Dive deeper into Save Our Kaweka Kiwi, and perhaps
- Undertake a fundraising project
Students can also use SOKK to complete the Voluntary Service component of their Duke of Edinburgh Award.