During March, Wai Care will be running a competition to monitor local streams.
Monitor and report back on the health of your local awa, stream, or wetland and report your findings in a creative way. You could try your hand at being a filmmaker, write a picture book about stream health, turn your report into a poem, make a scientific poster or prepare a powerpoint presentation.
What do I report on?
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- How healthy is your stream?
- Did you find anything unusual?
- What macroinvertebrates did you find?
- What did you learn?
- How do you want your awa/stream to look in ten years’ time?
When do I monitor?
Any time during March Monitoring Month. You could even do something special on World Water Day (March 22) or Sea Week (March 1 – 9).
Why should I bother?
Our waterways are precious! Less than 1% of the planet’s water is freshwater, so we need to be kaitiaki (guardians) of our waterways!
You can win exciting prizes for getting the most facebook likes or winning in the school or community group award categories (as chosen by our Wai Care team).
1st Place Wai Care Award (School & Community Group Category) $1500 Stream Package
2nd Place Wai Care Award (School & Community Group Category) $1000 Stream Package
3rd Place Wai Care Award (School & Community Group Category) $750 Stream Package
People’s Choice Award (Most facebook “likes”) $1000 Stream Package
To enter send the finished project to your Wai Care co-ordinator by 5pm on the 31st March to put on our facebook page.
To stay in the loop and to check out all the entries, like our Wai Care facebook page or contact your Wai Care co-ordinator for more information.
Terms and conditions apply.