Riverdale School

Riverdale School in Palmerston North is undertaking a range of conservation projects to improve biodiversity and help to protect native insects and birds in the school’s local area.

Ruud “The Bugman” Kleinpaste and Shark Scientist Dr Riley Elliott visited Riverdale School to talk to students and teachers about the importance of sustainability and how they can help to look after the environment.

Riverdale School’s Science Lead Teacher, Janine McIntyre, says providing an outdoor learning space is important for children to explore and make connections to the natural world.

“We want to inspire our students to learn more about their natural environment. A key focus of these projects is to increase the biodiversity in our local area and to help protect native insects and birds from predators.”