Resources for teachers
Waikato Regional Council has a range of resources available for teachers in the Waikato region. We provide curriculum linked classroom units, information about our natural environment, and workshops for professional development. Find out more about what Waikato Regional Council offers for teachers.
On this page: Classroom units, Classroom activities, State of the Environment Report, Trees for Survival Trust, Reduce - reuse - recycle
Check out our Classroom Units for environmental education programmes that link straight into the curriculum:
- Rivers and Us unit.
- Coasts and Us unit.
- Stream Sense - a water quality catchment monitoring programme.
Check out our Activities pages for stimulating and different activities to keep your class motivated. Activities are organised by environmental themes.
State of the Environment Report
The Waikato State of the Environment Report, 1998 is great resource was released in May 1999. There is a copy (for schools in the Waikato region) in your library where you can find out about hot environmental issues. The information is provided in a variety of forms, adding to its value as a teaching resource.
Trees for Survival Trust
The Trust encourages other community groups to sponsor and support schools to grow trees and plant them on eroded land. The Trust has developed a unit about preventing soil erosion called 'Saving our Soils'.
Be active in environmental education! Develop a growing unit in your area and create a sustainable environment for the future. Check out the Trees for Survival website.
For more information about the Trees for Survival Unit email us or phone Waikato Regional Council's Freephone 0800 800 401.
Reduce - reuse - recycle
Become more environmentally friendly by installing the environmental '3 Rs' in your school. There are simple things you can do to help by using the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle). Find out more about how you can help to reduce waste. See the Auckland Regional Council website for some more tips about recycling.
Email or phone us on Waikato Regional Council's Freephone 0800 800 401 for great ideas on how to become a 3 Rs school.