BLAKE Inspire for Teachers 2022

In July and October, a combined 85 teachers took part in three BLAKE Inspire for Teachers programmes. This offered teachers hands-on, experiential learning and leadership development opportunities through a range of field trips, workshops and exercises with a focus on four critical environmental issues: climate change, biodiversity loss, marine health and freshwater decline.

The group visited Sawmill Brewery to hear about their sustainable business practices and B-Corporation certification, participated in a plankton tow off Murrays Bay wharf and experienced the variety of microscopic life it revealed in the area, and learned how to undertake freshwater testing in Centennial Park stream. Teachers also enjoyed a session where they gained an understanding of mātauranga Māori.

Teachers come away from the programme with practical ways to understand and teach environmental issues across all subjects and learn how to create action plans to increase emphasis on conservation and sustainability within their schools.

“Amazing experts who were so available and keen to share their knowledge. Thanks for all your effort organising this programme for us. It has definitely inspired me and given me the ‘How’ to go forward in my own community in the environmental space. Too often and for a long time we have heard about the what but now we have some tools for how.”

– BLAKE Inspire for Teachers 2022 delegate. 

BLAKE Inspire for Teachers July 2022 (1)

BLAKE Inspire for Teachers July 2022 (2)

BLAKE Inspire for Teachers October 2022