Taiohi-Taiao/Youth Jam 2016
Taiohi-Taiao/Youth Jam is a free annual event for Bay of Plenty secondary students to foster environmental awareness, youth leadership and participation. This event is hosted by Bay of Plenty Regional Council and in past years we’ve had over 60 students attend from around the Bay. We are looking for motivated young people who are willing to step up and take positive action in sustainability issues facing their school, community and region.
Check out what happened at Youth Jam 2015
2016 - Explore Geothermal
7th - 8th April 2016
Keswick Centre, Rotorua
This year’s event is in Rotorua with a focus on the special geothermal features around the region and the importance of sustainable management.
How your school can take part
Bay of Plenty secondary schools are invited to send a teacher with up to ten Year 11-13 students for two days of workshops, skills development, field trips and fun. We are looking for motivated young people who are willing to step up and take positive action in sustainability issues facing their school, community and region.
Each school is invited to nominate one or two Student Leaders to assist with facilitating the Youth Jam programme. Student Leaders will be invited to join Youth Jam organisers on Wednesday 6 April to identify any aspects of the programme they would like to support or lead. Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff will provide leadership training and assist the Student Leaders with preparation.
Register (NOTE - Taiohi-Taiao/Youth Jam 2016 is now fully booked)
Registration packs have been sent to secondary schools in the region or can be downloaded.
Places are limited and registrations close Friday 11 March. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Linking to the curriculum
Youth Jam aims to give young people the opportunity to encourage a youth voice in planning for their local community. Teachers may choose to link Youth Jam activities to Achievement Standard credits in Biology, Geography, Social Studies and Education for Sustainability.