TfS in Queenstown

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Sue Moore, Queenstown Primary School, reports that the school is excited to be part of the Trees for Survival programme. Sue goes on, “In 2013, 900 seedlings were potted and planning is underway for their re-potting. The first seedlings are destined to help with the re-establishment of native vegetation along some of the local tracks and walkways, working in partnership with Queenstown Lakes District Council.

“Year 6 students recently attended a week long camp at Stewart Island and have returned with good knowledge of native trees and ecosystems and a great hands on nursery experience, where propagating techniques were learnt.  Each year, Year 6 classes will be the caretakers of the planting unit. This ensures every child gets an intensive experience of the TfS programme as they progress through school.

   

“Susan McIntyre (our TfS Coordinator) is working with Jim Moore at Novotel planning how the local Accor sponsorship hotels can be actively involved in re-potting and other stages with the aim of having the best possible buy in from their staff.

“In the years to come we will enjoy the benefits of our plantings during our Outdoor Education programme in our local area. We are grateful for the support of our sponsors Accor Hospitality and local experts Barbara Simpson, Susie Gee (DOC) and Simon Williams, Enviro Schools Facilitator from Wanaka Wastebusters.”

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