Calling all primary and intermediate schools across Aotearoa - we're asking you to take action for taiao (the natural environment)!

Tell us about a conservation project you've delivered, the differences it made in your community, and be in to win great prizes thanks to our friends at Mazda. 

The challenge:

Identify a conservation issue in your local community and explore ways you can make a difference.

Whether it’s plants or animals’ species – we want to understand its challenges, your solution, how you’ve tested your ideas – and most importantly, the results!

Download our teacher resource for more info

How to enter?

Tell, show, present – it’s up to you how you share your actions for taiao (natural environment). This could be in the form of a video, a slideshow, an essay, or any other method.  The more creative, the better!

 

We know lockdown came as a surprise to us all!

With this in mind we have updated the community-centred conservation competition we are running with our friends at Mazda with a lockdown guide and extended deadline (8 October 2021)!

We have some fun and easy ideas on how you can still take part in this conservation competition with your tamariki who are learning from home.

DOWNLOAD OUR TEACHER RESOURCE FOR MORE INFO, AND AT HOME TIPS AND IDEAS.

Prize pack details

There are 15 x runner up prizes and 3 x Overall winner prizes which shall be distributed to winners of the competition:

Top Entries – Auckland Region 

  • Free class entry (30 students) to Auckland Zoo (including up to 6 adults)
  • Accompanied by a Zoo Conservation Learning Facilitator and expert
  • Special tour through Te Wao Nui with one of our amazing Zoo keepers
  • A behavioural enrichment education session where the winners will create some special items for our native birds
  • A hidden New Zealand encounter with some of our local treasures (wetapunga, tuatara and ruru)
  • The chance to present your project to Zoo and Mazda staff to share your story
  • Free transport - within a 35km radius of Auckland Zoo
  • Exclusive Zoo/Mazda goodie bag

Top Entries – Outside of Auckland Region

  • Your class will win a special visit from one of the Auckland Zoo Conservation Learning Facilitators who will carry out an education session at your school.
  • $500 cash towards their mission
  • A behavioural enrichment education session where the winners will create some special items for native birds.
  • A learning opportunity for students to find out more about some of our amazing native animals here in Aotearoa and the things we do at Auckland Zoo to look after them (Kaitiakitanga) – Auckland Zoo’s role, careers, wild work (contextualizing you with your challenge). 
  • The chance to present their project and share your story to a Zoo Conservation Learning Facilitator.
  • An opportunity to ask a Zoo Conservation Learning Facilitator all their wild zoo questions during a Q&A session
  • Exclusive Zoo/Mazda goodie bag

Runners up

  • Your class will win a special visit from one of the Auckland Zoo Conservation Learning Facilitators who will carry out an education session at your school.
  • A chance to present your project and share your story
  • Find out more about some of our amazing native animals here in Aotearoa and the things we do at Auckland Zoo to look after them (Kaitiakitanga) – Auckland Zoo’s role, careers, wild work (contextualizing you with your challenge)
  • An opportunity to ask a Zoo Conservation Learning Facilitator all your wild zoo questions during a Q&A session
  • Educational resource pack

Every class that provides an entry receives

  • A resource to help scaffold their community conservation project

Learn more about Mazda New Zealand here: https://www.mazda.co.nz/  

 

Research – How you’ve researched and decided on your conservation issue
Intervention – How you’ve designed interventions that will help your school whānau think, feel and take action on the chosen conservation issue.
Creativity – Creativity and innovation in response to the challenge. How have you demonstrated the level of change, difference and success that was achieved.
Evaluation – How you’ve evaluated the project?
Presentation/Communication – How well did you show and explain your project?
Values – How does your project demonstrate values e.g. inclusive, kaitiakitanga

  • To enter, teachers must complete the entry form and upload their project and enter before 8 October 2021.
  • Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these terms and conditions. Any entry not complying with these terms and conditions is invalid.
  • Entry is open to all New Zealand Primary and Intermediate Schools year 0 – 8
  • The three Overall Winning Classes will win free class entry (up to 30 students and 6 adults) to Auckland Zoo and free bus transport within 35km radius of Auckland Zoo. If the winning class is more than 35km away from Auckland Zoo, they will receive a visit from an Auckland Zoo Conservation Learning Facilitator at their school and $500 cash.
  • Competition closes midnight on 8 October 2021. The entries will be judged by Mazda New Zealand and Auckland Zoo representatives and all entrants will be advised of the winners via an e-mail on Friday 22 October.
  • Winning classes will be able to book session times via the Auckland Zoo education booking system for visits during term four in 2021 
  • It is the responsibility of the winning entrant to book its class session date and time with the Auckland Zoo Conservation Learning Team.
  • Auckland Zoo reserves the right to verify the validity of all entries and reserves the right to disqualify any individual entrant or group of entrants for tampering with the entry process, including but not limited to submitting an entry that is not otherwise in accordance with these terms and conditions.
  • If the prize remains unclaimed despite Auckland Zoo’s best endeavours to contact the prize winners, the prize will be forfeited, and Auckland Zoo may conduct an unclaimed prize draw to award the unclaimed prize.
  • The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • By entering the competition, the prize winner agrees that Auckland Zoo and Mazda New Zealand may use their names and pictures for publicity and promotion purposes, without compensation.
  • Auckland Zoo’s general terms and conditions of entry apply at all times during your Zoo visit.
  • Prize must be redeemed within term four in 2021
  • Dates of visit will depend on staff and session availability.
  • The prize does not include meals.
  • Prize cannot be sold, exchanged for cash, or other Auckland Zoo products.
  • Learn more about Mazda New Zealand here: https://www.mazda.co.nz/

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