Education programmes have been developed at all three of the Taranaki Regional Council’s iconic heritage properties following the success of the first at Pukeiti.
The Pukeiti Rainforest School was established three years ago and this year it has been complemented by the Tupare Riverside School and the Hollard Gardens Woodlands School.
The three programmes offer educational activities tailored to the unique history and environment of each property, with nine to 16 activities ranging from guided walks to animal, bird and river studies in stimulating and natural learning environments.
“We’ve been delighted with the fantastic response to the Pukeiti Rainforest School,” says the Council’s Education Officer, Kevin Archer. “More than 80 school groups have visited over the past three years, with many schools now on their second or third visits.
“The new programmes at Tupare in New Plymouth and Hollard Gardens at Kaponga will give schools, teachers and pupils more opportunities to get out of the classroom and into some very special environments.”
RECOUNT — Taranaki Regional Council's quarterly newsletter
Issue 101, June 2016