I have been busy preparing for the schools that are visiting in term 1, which includes 23 classes from Whakatane Intermediate, Otakiri School, Awakeri School and Awhina boys programme from Rotorua. The programme will involve building tunnel rat traps, talking about pests and trapping and looking at the trap line at the Centre. We will also be doing an environmental challenge and a beach clean up at Lake Rotoma with the Intermediate students.
The term is going to be very busy; it will be great to have so many students pass through the Centre and be part of the programme.
The garden has survived the summer and has been supplying the local Manawahe residents. It will be good for the Intermediate students to harvest some of the food they planted in last years programme.
I am looking forward to getting started again!