Aquarius water education
Aquarius is a hands on education unit built by Wellington Water to teach people about reducing water use at home. You can book Aquarius for school visits or events.
The mobile unit shows you how effective flow restrictors are, and that efficient showerheads don't have to impact performance.
World of Waste Experience
The World of Waste Experience shares the story of waste in Lower Hutt Te Awa Kairangi. It offers students opportunities to think innovatively and creatively about reducing waste.
It involves a short in-class activity and bus tour visiting Silverstream Landfill, Earthlink and the Dowse Art Museum. Groups are limited to 30 students.
After the tour you'll have the opportunity to receive in-school support to build on learning and reducing waste at school.
- Who is it for? Students in Years 5-8
- Register your interest: Fill out the expression of interest form. Each school can register for up to two tours per year.
The World of Waste Experience is delivered by Enviroschools Te Upoko o te Ika a Māui in Lower Hutt.
Enviroschools supports children and young people to become catalysts for change in their schools and communities as we work towards a more healthy, peaceful, sustainable world.
Local Enviroschools facilitators work with students, teachers, whānau and communities to design and implement sustainability actions. Māori perspectives and the diversity within our communities is woven through all elements of the programme.
In Lower Hutt we have:
- 33 schools and Early Childhood Centres (ECEs) actively involved in the programme.
- 3 of the schools have been awarded Green-Gold status (the highest award level).
- 5 schools and ECEs that are friends of Enviroschools.
Enviroschools is delivered by Toimata Foundation and we provide financial support.
Toimata Foundation also runs Te Aho Tū Roa - a programme in Te Reo Māori that works with kōhanga reo and kura Māori culture, language and wisdom.