June 2023 Recipients
Ruud “The Bugman” Kleinpaste and Shark Scientist Dr Riley Elliott visited St Joseph’s School to talk to students and teachers about the importance of looking after our planet and our biodiversity.
Since the visit, St Joesph’s School in Fielding is undertaking a range of conservation projects to improve biodiversity and help to protect native insects and birds in the school’s local area by building habitats and growing lots of flowering plants.
Senior Team Leader, Teresa McFarlane, says the school community is still buzzing from their visit by the bugman and sharkman!
“The knowledge our tamariki have gained from this visit is immense, with so many sharing their learning with their wider whanau. To see some of our struggling learners so animated and passionate about protecting our animals and the environment is heartening.”