TREEmendous applications now open for 2020!

15/03/2019

Could an unused area of your school’s grounds be transformed into a TREEmendous outdoor learning area?

TREEmendous, a joint initiative between the Mazda Foundation and Project Crimson, teaches children about the importance of caring for the environment through the development of amazing outdoor learning areas that help teachers and students alike to reconnect with nature.

Four lucky schools will receive $10,000 to help bring their outdoor learning area dreams to life! Your duty is to weed out your students with green thumbs and get them excited about becoming a TREEmendous school.

Winning schools will also get a visit from Ruud ‘The Bugman’ Kleinpaste ahead of their event, who will talk to the whole school about bugs and how they help us along with the importance of caring for our environment.

Applying is easy. Just tell us what your dream outdoor learning area would look like and how you’d incorporate it into your teaching in the stage one application form by 14 June 2019.

Ten lucky finalists will be selected to proceed to stage two where they will submit a detailed plan and budget for their outdoor learning area. Four winners will be chosen by the TREEmendous School judging panel to receive a TREEmendous event at their school in 2020. The remaining six finalists will each receive $500.

We encourage schools to get their students involved in the application process, as it is more important than ever to empower the next generation with knowledge about their natural environment.

Over the past 11 years, the Mazda Foundation and Project Crimson have worked with 44 schools to create amazing native gardens and outdoor learning areas all over the country.

Visit the TREEmendous website for more information. If you have any other questions or queries, please contact Kay Eade via email: kay.eade@projectcrimson.org.nz or phone: 021 589 809