Urban Wetlands at Ashburton P S
Urban wetlands are the most endangered environment on the planet. A well developed wetland environment in a school can be a strong tool in shaping students attitudes to these environments. Ashburton is constructing new school buildings and designing areas that will complement the education of the students. We plan to involve the students in planning, digging and planting a school wetland. It will have 2 ponds, a natural boggy area and dry creek bed incorporating a free form sand pit. The area will be stimulating yet tranquil for reflective thought, relaxation or creative thought process.