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Learning about Native Species and Environment in Schoolyard

TREEmendous Project

[New Zealand] Mazda Motors of New Zealand Ltd. (MMNZ), Mazda Foundation New Zealand

Since 2004, MMNZ has provided Mazda vehicles to Project Crimson Trust, one of New Zealand's leading conservation organizations, to support the Trust's conservation work.
The TREEmendous Project, a joint project between Mazda Foundation New Zealand and Project Crimson Trust, was started in 2008 to educate children on the importance of the environment and the country's native fauna and flora.

In FY2018, 500 teachers, students, and parents and guardians from four schools, as well as members of the local community, helped implement the project.
Each school came up with ideas that were incorporated when performing maintenance on their schoolyards and planting gardens to cultivate a variety of native species.

Planting Native Greenery and Attracting Regional Birds, Insects, and Wildlife

Planting Native Greenery and Attracting Regional Birds, Insects, and Wildlife

The schools were very happy, saying, "Our schools have lots of open space, but the marshland's wet soil made it difficult to use. Thanks to this project, we can make best use of the space and turn it into a learning opportunity for students.

We made an "insect hotel" out of a tube of bamboo; during their lunch break, students can observe the insects that come to rest in the bamboo. It's great that students can get out of the classroom and learn a lot about nature and the environment."


By the numbers
Duration of project: 11 years
Total number of schools: 44