The “Drains to Harbour” (DTH) campaign was inititated by EMR and the Whangarei District Council (WDC) in Whangarei during the winter of 2006 and is now in its sixth season! We offer this programme to schools in the Whangarei District during Terms 2 and 3.
The DTH programme involves a classroom introduction to stormwater pollution sources and effects as well as looking at the difference between stormwater and wastewater, a field trip to a local stream to investigate water quality, an optional trip to the wastewater treatment plant and an opportunity for students to use the DTH stencils to spray-paint the DTH message near stormwater drains in the surrounding community, and associated classroom student activities (8 MB) and teacher information resource booklet (2 MB).
Free posters, brochures and relevant information for your school to keep.
Free stormwater pollution presentation (led by DTH educator, using PowerPoint, video and sound
Free coordination/organisation of field trips to local stream, wastewater treatment plant and drain stencilling sites.
Free curriculum and safety management planning with teachers involved.
Free coordination of volunteers to assist on field trips. A maximum of 1 class (or 30 students) per school can participate in coordinated field trips to local streams at one time. A maximum of 6 students per school can participate in the drain labelling exercise. All students can participate in a ‘chalk art’ activity within the school grounds and help to spread the DTH message.
The DTH campaign is a professional stormwater pollution awareness campaign coordinated in Northland by Samara Nicholas (National EMR programme coordinator and Director, Whangarei Young Person of the Year, Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader recipient, Bachelor of Applied Science), Kim Jones (Environmental Management and Conservation Diploma, Certificate in Business Administration and Computing) and Ting Yiu (Bachelor of Arts in Human Geography, Certificate in Digital Photography, DOC Conservation Corps). We are committed to the care and safety of all who we associate with.
In 2009 DTH and WDC developed plaques for the inner-city stormwater drains.
To register your school’s interest and arrange initial meeting, please contact Kim Jones by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 09 434 0779 or 027 243 4818 . The DTH campaign is currently supported by The Whangarei District Council (WDC) and the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust.
+64 9 433 8205
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