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Published: 2004-03-04 00:00:00

More than 1000 students from throughout the Region are expected to attend the Waikato’s first ever Environmental Education Expo to be held over two days from March 18-19, 2004 in the Hamilton Gardens.

The EE Expo is a fun, interactive event for schools involved in the Enviroschools Programme and is also open to all students, teachers and community members who want to develop environmental education.

The event is a partnership between Environment Waikato, Hamilton City Council, the Enviroschools Foundation, Department of Conservation and School Support Services at the University of Waikato. It iss part of the Festival of the Environment celebrations.

Around 30 different organisations will offer interactive sessions for students to participate in hands-on activities, displays and information supporting a range of sustainability issues in schools, including five main theme areas: Living Landscapes, Zero Waste, Precious Energy, Healthy Water and Ecological Buildings. A performance area will also be set up for schools and students to showcase their environmental education initiatives.

National Co-ordinator of the Enviroschools Programme Heidi Mardon says the EE Expo is a unique opportunity for students in the Waikato to not only network with environmental education providers but to share their environmental education experiences and activities.

The EE Expo will be open to the public from 9:30am to 7:30pm on Thursday, March 18 and Friday 9:30-5:00 on March 19.