We’re keen to see students rewarded for their hard mahi as part of their commitment to Predator Free Schools.
Schools participating in the Predator Free Wellington schools programme will be eligible to receive awards at the end of each school year.
Awards have been developed for each level of schooling:
Early Childhood Centres:
Wētā Award: Students identify native species in their space and and do a survey of non-native species
Tūī Award: The ECE has at least one trap and students are engaging their caregivers in predator free initiatives.
Wētā Award: Students have set up a predator free group at the school and are trapping and tracking predators and gathering data.
Tūī Award: Students demonstrate leadership and are developing innovative solutions for a local predator free issue.
Mokomoko Award: Predator free activities at the school are showing results and students demonstrate leadership in conservation activities in their community.
Wētā Award: Rangatahi monitor native and invasive species presence at their school. They must also engage with a local community group.
Tui Award: This award requires rangatahi to be innovative and create an enterprise focused on a current issue with predator control and conservation
Mokomoko Award: To gain the highest award students must be active in their community by demonstrating leadership in conservation advocacy.