Environment Week captures kids’ attention

Friday June 08, 2018 Written by Published in Education
Apii Nikao students Seth Raela, Te-Ina Rattle, Jayden Drolett, Ma Matapuku, Tipoki-Tei Puna and Tuine Ngatokoroa enjoyed the National Environment Week festivities. 18060714 Apii Nikao students Seth Raela, Te-Ina Rattle, Jayden Drolett, Ma Matapuku, Tipoki-Tei Puna and Tuine Ngatokoroa enjoyed the National Environment Week festivities. 18060714

On the final day of the Education for Sustainable Development conference, students got to experience the National Environment Week roadshow held at Constitution Park.

Organised by the Cook Islands National Environment Service (NES), the roadshow was held from Tuesday till yesterday.

Each of the exhibitors gave a brief presentation to the different groups of students, teaching them about each of their individual projects to help the environment. As part of the presentations, the students then had to recall the information they learned in an interactive game.

NES senior education officer Matthew Rima said it was a good chance to reinforce the messages the students had talked about during their conference.

“We wanted to introduce new ideas to our youth,” said Rima. “They are our next generation and we wanted to expose them to new things that are on the island.

“Students and teachers were both really interested in some of the presentations, especially the plants from the Ministry of Agriculture that a lot of them didn’t know much about.”

Some of the exhibitors included CITC, Marae Moana, Infrastructure Cook Islands, Cook Islands General Transport Ltd, and the Ministry of Agriculture.

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