Children will learn about and observe the fascinating world of underground critters and organisms (worms, bacteria, fungi) that nourish and compost our soil. We will follow up with an exploration of painting and drawing techniques using, crayons, ink, and sgraffito.Read More
WHAT WE DO
EcoMatters is passionate about creating communities where aroha and connection with the local environment is restored. We reckon it's only our love for this place that's going to create the sort of future we all quietly yearn for. To do that our generous and amazing funders have asked us to be available to the community to provide a place where you can learn, connect, or get down and dirty in taking practical action towards improving our environment. Whether it's coming to a workshop at our visitor centre or working together beside the stream, if you have a passion and interest in anything environmental - we should talk! Read more.
EcoMatters aim is to be a tohu (focal point) to connect people and the environment and to nurture a sense of guardianship (kaitiakitanga) for our beautiful planet. We've got a range of clever ways of helping anyone who is interested to do just that - hopefully if you take a look around this website you'll find a way that inspires you to get involved!
Inspiring, innovative and fun, our workshops are a great opportunity to get stuck in and try something new.
Book the bus, hand out the notices and get those kids out of class for a day! Bring them to Ecomatters! We LOVE having our locals school visit...
This session will explore the theme of soil through painting and drawing by using soil from scratch and children will learn how to make their own paint. This is a fun and ancient painting activity that connect us directly to the prehistoric cave paintings, and old masters’ techniques.Read More