Porirua Harbour Trust

A Resource for Schools

Porirua Harbour Trust is pleased to have contracted Rebecca Logan as the Porirua Harbour Education Coordinator.  In her role, Rebecca will promote the new resource the trust has developed for teachers, help coordinate field trips and action projects, and provide professional development for teachers.  Rebecca  is currently on parental leave from teaching Science at Wellington East Girls College and is passionate and has extensive curriculum knowledge and experience in Environmental Education and action-based learning.

First up on Rebecca’s to-do list is organising an all day workshop for teachers in the Porirua Harbour catchment.  This is scheduled to be held on Tuesday 4th November, the workshop will introduce teachers to the new resource, and give examples of how they can implement programmes about the harbour and catchment in their school. The workshop will include a guided bus tour of the catchment featuring student-friendly sites that demonstrate the key issues for the harbour recovery: sedimentation, pollutants, and ecological restoration.

The Porirua Harbour Trust has welcomed funding from the Philipp Family Foundation Charitable Trust for the education programme to be run in schools within the Porirua Harbour catchment. The curriculum based resource for teachers utilises the “Living Waters” series of short documentaries produced by local filmmaker, Cheryl Cameron in 2012 for the Pauatahanui Inlet Community Trust.  

Teachers interested in attending the workshop can contact Rebecca on pht.education@gmail.com

This resource provides an online set of lessons for schools on the Porirua Harbour and its Catchment aimed specifically at Level 2 to level 5 of the NZ curriculum. The resource is presented in three themes, each with a specific curriculum focus and linked to field trips to increase the experience for the children.

 Click on each of the separate lessons or the full teachers resource.

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