Aquarius water education
Aquarius is a hands on education unit built by Wellington Water to teach people of all ages about reducing water use at home. You can book Aquarius for school visits or events.
The mobile unit shows the effectiveness of flow restrictors and how efficient shower heads don't have to impact performance.
World of Waste school tours
The World of Waste tours are full-day field trips that help students understand the waste created by households and schools. They offer alternative ideas to throwing things away or putting them in the landfill.
World of Waste tours are aimed at primary and intermediate students (years 5-8).
Students will learn through discussions, fun activities and site visits to:
- Silverstream landfill
- Dowse Art Museum
- Waste Management recycling depot.
The World of Waste tours are delivered by the Toimata Foundation in Lower Hutt.
- Cost: $50 per school each school towards bus hire and Council covers the rest
- Make a booking: To register your interest email email@example.com. Each school can do up to 2 bus tours per year.
Enviroschools encourages children and young people to become catalysts for change.
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.