Urban Wetlands at Ashburton P S

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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.

Comments

Gaby J

10 Jul 2012

Such a wonderful idea. I would love to see the finished project and hope you get the funding. Good luck

Anna M

11 Jul 2012

This would transform the area and be such a wonderful learning & teaching aid. Good luck with the project.

Sonia A

11 Jul 2012

I drove 100km on the weekend to show my children the natural habitat of a frog. Good Luck and I look forward to only having to walk 100m next time.

Heather V

14 Jul 2012

I love frogs. Good luck with this project.

Rod M

14 Jul 2012

I love frogs, particularly green frogs :). Good luck.

Ali D

15 Jul 2012

good luck!

Juliet D

16 Jul 2012

Good luck!

MaryAnne M

16 Jul 2012

Great idea! Happy to donate a couple of axolotles too if it goes ahead. Fingers crossed

Nicola M

16 Jul 2012

Love the idea

Nicola M

16 Jul 2012

Good luck

Brandy B

16 Jul 2012

Wonderful idea. Good luck!

Sarah A

16 Jul 2012

What a great project!

Linda B

16 Jul 2012

Hope this idea gets going wonderful tool for children to learn about our environment

Janine C

16 Jul 2012

A wonderful idea that would be enjoyed by all the school. Good luck!

Diana M

16 Jul 2012

Fantastic project - look foward to hearing the frogs.

Melanie R

17 Jul 2012

Goodluck on the project, this would be a great addition to the school learning environment

Yvette K

17 Jul 2012

Much needed in the busy school day surrounded by modern technology

Sarah F

17 Jul 2012

The children are really looking forward to their own wetland.

Shirley F

17 Jul 2012

What an awesome initiative. Hopefully there will be some wetland birds that will visit too. Good Luck!

Simon B

17 Jul 2012

The wetter the better. Let's get this done

Carolyn W

17 Jul 2012

The kids are so entusiastic about this project. Let's hope it goes ahead

Debbie S

17 Jul 2012

good luck, what a great learning tool for the kids

John M

18 Jul 2012

Terrific idea - good luck!

Anita K

18 Jul 2012

What a wonderful learning environment for the children to have access to within the school grounds. Many children will benefit from this tranquil setting.

Clara M

18 Jul 2012

Sounds like a great idea.

Cheryl H

18 Jul 2012

What are great idea for kids to explore nature in their own school grounds.

Maria A

18 Jul 2012

Fabulous idea! Great for learning and relaxing and chilling out! I wish we had this when I was at school! Good luck!

Janine P

18 Jul 2012

Our children love all types of nature. Trees, plants, Bugs, water pools, natural wildlife and enjoy looking after and conserving the enviroment. They will be pleased and happy to be included in this project. Thank you for this opportunity.

Paulette C

18 Jul 2012

Our city kids can miss out on some of those nature experiences our country friends take for granted. Great idea. Who doesn't love frogs!

Amanda B

19 Jul 2012

Fantastic idea!!