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Wirihana & Kowhai Reserve Wetland

Tucked away amongst houses, where Glen Eden meets Titirangi, lies one of Auckland’s hidden treasures – the Wirihana and Kowhai Reserve Wetland. Wetlands are among the most threatened ecosystems in New Zealand and are rarely found in an urban environment, so it is only right this ecological gem is being given the treatment it deserves…. Read more »

Cycleways – Upper Waikumete

  Click to Enlarge The Upper Waikumete Cycleway runs between Savoy Road and Ceramco Park. It follows the Waikumete Stream including our wonderful streamside areas that we have been restoring over many years. From Ceramco Park, this also links up to the walkway through Kaurilands Domain to Atkinson Road. This entire stretch is a family… Read more »

Lucinda Place Community Orchard

  Lucinda Place Community Orchard reflects the burgeoning interest worldwide in community gardening, providing an opportunity for locals to enjoy both the fruits of their labour and build new connections at the same time. The orchard, one of Auckland’s rare community fruit orchards, is located between number 6 and 8 Lucinda Place in Glen Eden on… Read more »

session 6: We’re Scheming for a Clean Stream

Session 6 Learning Outcomes At the end of the session students will be able to … 1. identify actions they can take to help protect waterways 2. reflect on the outcome of their actions Resources Enviroschools kit Action Tools pages 218 – 226 (see also Poorman Stream case study in this section –‘The River Rockets’);… Read more »

Session 5: Time to Come Clean

Session 5  Learning Outcomes At the end of the session students will be able to … 1. understand why streams are significant places, what their value is and whether they should be protected places Resources Scenario cards (included below) Conversations (included below) Curriculum links Key competencies • Thinking • Participating and contributing • Relating to… Read more »

Session 4: Hey! Watch where you chuck your muck!

Session 4 Learning Outcomes At the end of the session students will be able to … 1. identify how humans have changed stream habitats and the water quality in an urban environment Resources Guardians of the Mauri (DVD) Take Action for Water – Human Impacts (Rata and the Totara) http://www.gw.govt.nz/assets/Get-Involved/TAFWHumanImpactssection.PDF City Issues: Stormwater Curriculum links… Read more »

Session 3: Oh for a cool stream!

Session 3 Learning Outcomes At the end of the session students will be able to… 1. identify some of the animals and plants in their local stream 2. understand some of their habitats and life cycles 3. describe the relationships between the plants and animals (food webs) and their reliance on a healthy habitat Resources… Read more »

Session 2: Wai… it goes round and round

Session 2 Learning Outcomes At the end of the session students will be able to … 1. understand the water cycle and how it relates to their lives Resources Diagram showing the water cycle (Photocopy masters 1, 1a & 1b) http://www.ew.govt.nz/PageFiles/5937/Rivers_photocopyMasters.pdf The story of Ranginui and Papatuanuku (and water cycle model) http://www.gw.govt.nz/assets/Get-Involved/TAFWNativeecosystemssection.PDF Water cycle experiment… Read more »

Session 1: Up the Creek

Session 1 Learning Outcomes At the end of the session students will be able to … • name the physical features of their local stream • describe its history through stories from mana whenua Resources Set up a wall display: • Map/s of local area showing your local (nearest) stream • Photos of your stream… Read more »

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Our Project Twin Streams’ Family PARTNERS Auckland Council Henderson Massey Local Board Waitakere Ranges Local Board         Community Waitakere EcoMatters MPHS Te Ukaipo                     FRIENDS North-West Wildlink Friends of the Whau Department of Conservation               Afishionado  Wai… Read more »