Kids First Lincoln Tote Taniwha Tuna for Community to See!
…And here is what KidsFirst Linclon kindergarten teacher,Jeanne Williams, had to share about her kids’ taking leading roles as kaitiaka for the longfin:
In short, our kindergarten participated in this project by making a piece of the eel after Stephanie Bowman visited our kindergarten and shared her story about Velvet the NZ longfin eel and how the eels are endangered in New Zealand.
As we are an Enviroschools kindergarten (the first kindergarten to be awarded the Green Gold Award) we promote and encourage the children to participate in community events and projects to help encourage and support environmental strategies and ideas. Even at this young age the children learn that they can make a difference and that their voices are important! The eel was put on display at the Lincoln event centre over the long weekend (is only part of the whole eel, which we have been told is over 100 m long).
Thanks to Parents too!
Jeanne Williams, Head Teacher, Kidsfirst Kindergartens Lincoln
Thanks Jeanne and all you environmentally active kid leaders!!!