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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Each school can do up to 2 bus tours per year.
Enviroschools encourages children and young people to become catalysts for change. Local facilitators work alongside students, teachers, whānau and communities to plan, design and implement sustainability actions.
Empowering students is central to the Enviroschools approach. Māori perspectives and the diversity within our communities is woven through all elements of the programme.
There are over 25 Enviroschools in Lower Hutt. We also have more than 30 schools, kindergartens and kura that take part in some areas of the programme.
Enviroschools is delivered by the Toimata Foundation and Council provides financial support.
For more information or to get in touch with the local facilitators, go to the Enviroschools website.