Nelson Intermediate School

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

Since the visit, Nelson Intermediate has been inspired to get involved in a pollination project and a biodiversity initiative where tree weta will be encouraged back in the school’s wild spaces aiming to increase the biodiversity and restore insect life at the school.

Science Technology Engineering Arts and Maths (STEAM) Leader, Sarah Johns, says the visit was a transformative experience for students that expanded their thinking.

“We are grateful for the entertaining and thought-provoking experience that Dr Kleinpaste and Dr Elliott brought to our school. Their visit has left a lasting impact on our students, encouraging them to explore and appreciate the wonders of the natural world.”