Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari has been supported by the Waikato Farmer’s Trust to deliver their education programme to thousands of people across the Waikato region.
The Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari Education Programme has worked with 1,907 students and 356 adults from schools and education groups in the Waikato area. The programme teaches people about conservation, the threats faced by native flora and fauna and how people can get involved and make a difference in their local area.
As a result of the programme, a number of schools have continued their learning and carried out conservation activities once the students are back at school.
Horsham Downs and Horahora School have both run tracking tunnels to discover what is living in and around their schools. Pukeatua School also ran a market day earlier in the year, raising $1,900.00 towards supporting the kiwi work that Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari undertakes.
Feedback from the education programme has been very positive:
“Thanks so much again for hosting us - it was such a great day with lots of learning done by both the students and the staff and we had great feedback from all. Just wanted to say another HUGE thank you to you and your team for such a well-run, awesome day! We all had a great time and the students were hugely engaged which is due to the way each station was presented. You guys did a fab job - best year at Maungatautari yet! St. Peter’s Cambridge