Workshops 2014 Teacher Workshops Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff offer professional development workshops for teachers from the region. Registration information will be sent out to schools and made available on this page at least three weeks prior to the event. Term One Workshop or Event Date Description Who Enviroschools Energiser Workshop 21 February An introduction to the Enviroschools kaupapa or philosophy, curriculum links, vision mapping, forming Envirogroups and exploring resources. Suitable for Enviroschools teachers Hands on Water Expo 21 March A hands-on day of water quality and conservation activities, gaining skills they can use in their community. All Bay of Plenty schools are invited to send a teacher with up to ten students. Best suited to Yr 4-8 students. Term Two Workshop or Event Date Description Who Life's a Beach Workshop 30 May Explore teaching resources and activities about coastal processes, species and human activities in the dune environment. Includes boith class and field activities. All Bay of Plenty teachers Energy workshop 24 June Explore teaching resources and activities you can use with your students on energy generation, use, and efficiency, plus air quality and impacts of pollution. Learn about how these issues are affecting the Bay, and how to be part of the solution. Term Three Workshop or Event Date Description Who Enviroschools Scrapbooking Workshop NOW Wednesday 6 August Registrations in by Monday 28 July. Student workshop to begin planning and preparing your scrapbook page. Entries will be compiled into a regional scrapbook. Suitable for Enviroschools teachers with up to six students. Waiora (healthy water) workshop 19 September Explore the teaching resources and learn how to use the water testing equipment and develop your own kit to take back to your school. All Bay of Plenty teachers Term Four Workshop or Event Date Description Who Pest Plant and Animals Teacher Workshop 24 October Learn about the impact of introduced plant and animal species in the region and New Zealand, and how communities can help manage these pests. All Bay of Plenty teachers Garden and Art Festival 17-23 November Show off your school garden at the Garden and Art Festival!