July 2023 Recipients
Devonport Primary School in Auckland is undertaking a range of conservation projects to support an increase of tree wētā populations in the school grounds.
Ruud “The Bugman” Kleinpaste and Shark Scientist Dr Riley Elliott visited Devonport Primary School to talk to students and teachers about the issues around New Zealand’s Biodiversity and how to increase our respect for all the critters, sharks and organisms that literally run this planet!
Devonport Primary School’s Teacher, Helen Jaworski says both Ruud and Riley were incredible, but the extra day with Ruud was invaluable.
“We got to see our school through Ruud’s eyes and he gave us so many exciting ideas for developing our Akomanga Ngahere and our Treemendous focus. Their visit left the school buzzing with excitement. We wish they could visit again.”