Stories of Effective Local Collaboration

Stories of Effective Local Collaboration
What could collaboration look like in your place?

This webinar was hosted by NZAEE on March 15th, 2023. It was facilitated by experienced environmental educator and researcher Thea DePetris, with case studies from local groups and programmes in the Wairarapa, Taranaki and Taupō.

Webinar objectives:

  • Develop a shared understanding of collaboration - what, why, how
  • Provide some place-based examples
  • Scope opportunities for supporting local collaboration
  • Find out how NZAEE can support your local group

Case studies and guest speakers:

Gill Stewart, Enviroschools, spoke about the Wellington Region Environmental Education Forum (WREEF) and examples from the Wairarapa EE local collaboration.

Tāne Manukonga, Sustainable Taranaki, spoke about Te Ara Taiao o Taranaki, with a focus on mana whenua and teacher professional learning. You can learn more about this project by watching Tāne's presentation from our 2022 conference here.

Rachel Thompson, Kids Greening Taupō, spoke about the Taupō Environmental Education Collaborative (EEC), including examples of events and student projects.

Find out more about these and other groups by visiting our Local Groups page or searching in our Providers catalogue.

Reference List:

Biggar, M., Ardoin, N.M. and Morris, J. (2017). Collective Impact on the Ground: Managing through the first phase of a collaborative process. Stanford Social Innovation Review. Also see affiliated website here.

Department of Conservation (2017). Stakeholders’ and Teachers Guides : Collaborative Community Approach to Conservation Education

DePetris, T. (2016). Kids Greening Taupo: Conservation Education Based on a Collaborative Community Model 

DePetris, T. and Eames, C. (2018). A Collaborative Community Education Model: Developing Effective School-Community Partnerships 

Enviroschools Our Stories: Search "collaboration"

Ministry of Education (n.d.) Developing Effective Education for Enterprise Learning Partnerships with the Community