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Habitat Heroes competition winners

Published: Wed 26 Oct 2016 03:54 PM
DOC Media release
Wednesday Oct 26, 2016
Habitat Heroes competition winners
The Department of Conservation(DOC) is pleased to announce the winners of its Habitat Heroes competition.
Habitat Heroes encourages young people to explore the natural environment in their neighbourhood and develop projects to improve the health of one aspect of their local environment. The competition was part Conservation Week 2016.
Congratulations to the four winners. They’re receiving $750 to help fund their conservation projects.
Green Heroes - Country Crèche, Hamilton
The early childhood centre have built two insect houses and a weta house to attract more insects and birds to their playground.
Is our playground insect friendly?
Stream Heroes - Lynmore Primary School, Rotorua
The Lynmore Primary students are restoring the Waitawa Stream that flows through their neighbourhood.
Waitawa Stream restoration
Green and Marine Heroes - Tairua School, Coromandel Peninsula
The Tairua School students have developed action plans to help save native species in their area, such as - Archey's frog, native gecko, fernbird/matata, New Zealand dotterel/ tūturiwhatu and native weta.
Conservation of local native species
Green Heroes - 15th Invercargill Company Girls Brigade Juniors
The Girls Brigade Juniors looked at a section of Thomson Bush, an area of native bush in Invercargill. They’re removing rubbish and looking at ways to improve the bush for native species.
Green space investigation
The DOC website has plenty of curriculum links and activities for young people to do at school and at home.
For more information: http://www.doc.govt.nz/news/events/conservation-week/competitions/habitat-heroes/

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