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September 30, 2020
Programme

Topic 9: Inspiration and Hope!

We have one final video for your class to watch! 🎉🎉

To access the final video you must first fill out a 5-10min feedback survey via the link below. This will then give you access to our final video!

https://squawksquad.typeform.com/to/wLwtkzYa


Remember that we also have our final Inspiration and Hope webinar to tune into on Thurs 24th September - keep an eye on the 'webinars page' for the link and details!

September 24, 2020
Programme

Checkout week 9's rangers! - Weekly Prizes and Final Highlights Reel

Congratulations to our final winners for the 2020 programme! Thank you to all that classrooms that sent in videos of your amazing environmental actions!
Year 1-2

Year 3-5

Year 6+

Missed Thursday's Webinar? Check it out below!

Webinar

Another squawktastic week of Call-to-Action videos - thanks again for submitting your videos you will still be able to send in videos post the programme to the ‘Submit your environmental action’ form.

September 21, 2020
General

Days of Ice: Antarctica Through Fresh Eyes Tauira Film Competition

Kia hiwa rā tauira students rangers! The International Antarctic Centre, Marsden Fund & Royal Society Te Apārangi, are running a film competition to see your put together 3-minute videos illustrating Antarctica from a new perspective. Showing why the frozen continent is special to you!

To find out more and send in your entries head on over to the link below!

Film Competition Information

September 15, 2020
Programme

Thursday's Webinar with Matua x Man and prizes from Pic's Peanut Butter!

Tune into this weeks webinar on Thurs 17 September: https://zoom.us/j/92604907634

This week we'll be:

  • Annoucing the the winners of the week (This week's prizes are some goodies from Pic's Peanut Butter and also a Squawk Squad pack!)
  • Introduce you and your class to Matua x Man from Para Kore!
  • Connect with hosts of the programme Siobhan and Owain from Squawk Squad, coming to you live from a classroom in Wellington!

September 10, 2020
Programme

Checkout this week 7's rangers! - Weekly Prizes and Highlight Video

Congratulations to:
Year 1-2

Year 3-5

Year 6+

Missed Thursday's Webinar? Check it out below!

Webinar

Another squawktastic week of Call-to-Action videos - thanks again for submitting your videos via the ‘Submit your environmental action’ form.

Remember, we don’t expect you to submit your video half-way through the week you’re teaching the topic. Rather, we recommend you submit anytime before 9am Wednesday the following week of competition!

September 10, 2020
Programme

Checkout this week 8's rangers! - Weekly Prizes and Highlight Video

Congratulations to:
Year 1-2

Year 3-5

Year 6+

Missed Thursday's Webinar? Check it out below!

Webinar

Another squawktastic week of Call-to-Action videos - thanks again for submitting your videos via the ‘Submit your environmental action’ form.

Remember, we don’t expect you to submit your video half-way through the week you’re teaching the topic. Rather, we recommend you submit anytime before 9am Wednesday the following week of competition!

September 8, 2020
General

Less than 24 hours to be in the draw to win this weeks prizes! - Rare Kākābeak Saplings! (only 150 left in the wild)

Make sure to submit your videos for this week by 9:00am tomorrow to be in the draw for your class to win some rare Kākābeak Saplings! (only 150 left in the wild) These saplings have been kindly donated by our partners at the Endangered Species Foundation of New Zealand

Tune into this weeks webinar on Thurs 10 September to find out who's won!

September 3, 2020
Programme

Checkout this week 6's rangers! - Weekly Prizes and Highlight Video

Congratulations to:
Year 1-2

Year 3-5

Year 6+

Missed Thursday's Webinar with Geoff Reid? Check out below!

Webinar

Another squawktastic week of Call-to-Action videos - thanks again for submitting your videos via the ‘Submit your environmental action’ form.

Remember, we don’t expect you to submit your video half-way through the week you’re teaching the topic. Rather, we recommend you submit anytime before 9am Wednesday the following week of competition!

September 3, 2020
Programme

Thursday's Webinar with Geoff Reid

Tune into this weeks webinar on Thurs 03 September: https://zoom.us/j/92604907634

This week we'll be:

  • Annoucing the the winners of the week (remember, there are prizes up for grabs for submitting videos of your call to actions!)
  • Introduce you and your class to Geoff Reid!
  • Connect with hosts of the programme Siobhan and Owain from Squawk Squad

A sneak peak to Geoff!

September 2, 2020
General

Checkout Owain's antarctic swim!

A massive thanks to one of our biggest Kickstarter supporters "North Canterbury X-ray" who came in at $3000 to support our future educational vision! This Antarctic swim is for you  https://northcanterburyxray.co.nz

The water was around 2 degrees but totally worth it...!

August 31, 2020
Platform

Check out the new 360/VR Topic Videos

Jump on to any of the topic pages to check out some of the fantastic 360/VR footage that Owain captured on trip down to Antartica!

You can find it up in top right of each topic page

August 27, 2020
Programme

Checkout this week's rangers! - Weekly Prizes and Highlight Video

Congratulations to:
Year 1-2

Year 3-5

Year 6+

Another squawktastic week of Call-to-Action videos - thanks again for submitting your videos via the ‘Submit your environmental action’ form.

Remember, we don’t expect you to submit your video half-way through the week you’re teaching the topic. Rather, we recommend you submit anytime before 9am Wednesday the following week of competition!

August 20, 2020
Programme

Drumroll for our awesome rangers! - Weekly Prizes and Highlight Video

Congratulations to:
Year 1-2

Year 3-5

Year 6+

Another squawktastic week of Call-to-Action videos - thanks again for submitting your videos via the ‘Submit your environmental action’ form.

Remember, we don’t expect you to submit your video half-way through the week you’re teaching the topic. Rather, we recommend you submit anytime before 9am Wednesday the following week of competition!

August 20, 2020
Programme

Thursday's Webinar with Whale Watch Kaikōura!

Tune into our third webinar on Thurs 20th August: https://zoom.us/j/92604907634

This week we'll be:

  • Annoucing the the winners of the week (remember, there are prizes up for grabs for submitting videos of your call to actions!)
  • Introduce you and your class to awesome experts at Whale Watch Kaikōura!
  • Connect with hosts of the programme Siobhan and Ryan from Squawk Squad

August 12, 2020
Programme

Another squawktastic week! - Weekly Prizes and Highlight Video

Congratulations to:
Year 1-2

Year 3-5

Year 6+

Another squawktastic week of Call-to-Action videos -thanks again for submitting your videos via the ‘Submit your environmental action’ form. We picked our favourites to receive this week’s prizes (Antarctic Heritage Trust Explorer Diaries and other cool official Antarctica merchandise!!!). These will be sent out to your school, so keep an eye out and ENJOY - you’ve earned them!

Remember, we don’t expect you to submit your video half-way through the week you’re teaching the topic. Rather, we recommend you submit anytime before 9am Wednesday the following week of competition!

August 6, 2020
Programme

DRUMROLL FOR THIS WEEK’S PRIZE WINNERS FOR BEST CALL-TO-ACTION VIDEOS….

Congratulations to:
Year 1-2

Year 3-5

Year 6+

Such exciting videos once again - we were so impressed!! Thanks to everyone who submitted a video via the ‘Submit your environmental action’ form. We watched all of them and picked our favourites to receive this week’s prizes (delicious Wellington Chocolate Factory chocolate and special Squawk Squad stickers!!!). These will be sent out to your school, so keep an eye out and ENJOY - you’ve earned them!

Remember, we don’t expect you to submit your video half-way through the week you’re teaching the topic. Rather, we recommend you submit anytime before 9am Wednesday the following week of competition!

August 4, 2020
Programme

Weekly prizes + LIVE chat with AHT's 'Inspiring Explorers'

Your class’s chance to chat to real life 'Inspiring Explorers' who were selected to join Owain on his Antarctic Heritage Trust trip to the Antarctic Peninsula in March 2020. Hear directly from this group of young New Zealander’s as to why the ‘spirit of exploration’ is important to them and inspire your students to complete their own nature-based adventures. There’ll be lots of time to ask your own questions to the panellists!

(NB - this webinar will be hosted as a ‘Zoom meeting’ which means that the tech issues we had last week should be avoided!)

Format:

11.30-11.35am Squawk Squad announce winners from previous week's video submissions!

11.35- ~12.00pm Kōrero with some of AHT’s Inspiring Explorers (Jaylee, Ai’fou, Sadra, Anzac)

You'll be able to:

  • Tune in directly from your classroom via this Zoom link
  • Ask questions to the experts (Squawk Squad hosts will select the best questions and ask on classroom's behalf)
  • Be inspired by real experts!

We will record the session if you can't make it, but doing things in real time is waaay better right? Plus you’ll have the chance to ask questions live to the panellists!

Didn’t tune into our first webinar with Antarctica NZ and Scott Base? We’ve uploaded it for you!!

Check it out here

August 3, 2020
Programme

Hillary’s Hut – Antarctica Virtual Reality Experience

Antarctic Heritage Trust invites you to explore Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic hut through a new, ground-breaking virtual reality experience.

In partnership with Auckland University of Technology (AUT) the Trust has developed this virtual reality experience to celebrate New Zealand’s first presence in Antarctica.

Find out more.

July 29, 2020
Programme

DRUMROLL FOR THIS WEEK’S PRIZE WINNERS FOR BEST CALL-TO-ACTION VIDEOS….

Congratulations to:

(Year 1-2)
Room 10 from Balaclava School
Room 5 from Te Rerenga School

(Year 3-5)
Kahikatea from Hunua School
Room 4 from Bailey Road School

(Year 6+)
Kahu Class from Colville School
Te Wai Onepu from Te Rangi Aniwaniwa

We were BLOWN AWAY by the level of excitement and engagement from classrooms. Thanks to everyone who submitted a video via the 'Submit your environmental action' form. We watched all of them and picked our favourites to receive this week’s prizes. These will be sent out to your school, so keep an eye out and ENJOY - you’ve earned them!

July 28, 2020
Programme

LIVE webinar to Scott Base, Antarctica! Thurs 30th July 11.30am

Our first expert webinar for "Topic 1: Intro to Antarctica" will be connecting live with Scott Base down in Antarctica! (how cool!)


Join here: https://zoom.us/j/96381412166

Format:

  • 11.30-11.35am Squawk Squad announce winners from previous week's video submissions!
  • 11.35-12pm Kōrero with 2x Antarctic experts - one calling in directly from Antarctica, one Antarctic expert tuning in from Antarctica NZ (based in Ōtautahi-Christchurch).

    (NB the direct Antarctic connection may be shakey, so we'll be playing this by ear - likely that they'll only be able to join us for 5-10mins max due to technical requirements. We'll have the other Ōtautahi-based Antarctic expert the whole webinar)

You'll be able to:

  • Tune in directly from your classroom via the Zoom webinar link
  • Ask questions to the experts (Squawk Squad hosts will select the best questions and ask on classroom's behalf)
  • Be inspired by real experts!

We will record the session if you can't make it, but doing things in real time is waaay better, we encourage you to join! (We'll also be live streaming this on Facebook/Youtube)

July 20, 2020
General

Welcome to Term 3!

July 17, 2020
Programme

Squawk Squad's Helpful Hints

July 15, 2020
General

Final pre-programme webinar this Thursday!

We highly recommend you join us for our final pre-programme webinar this Thursday 16 July, 3:30pm - 4:30pm - Click here to register!

The exciting agenda...

Climate Change Basics: Renown climate scientist and Professor James Renwick will run us through the climate change basics from both a global and New Zealand perspective, followed by a short Q+A to answer your questions

Virtual tour of new education platform: Our web development guru Ryan will then give a tour of the platform along with some handy hints to make sure you get the most out of the specially-designed site

Content discussion: Our education lead Anya will talk about some of the awesome content we've already shared with you and let you know what exciting things are yet to come!

Q+A: We'll then run a Q+A session to make sure we answer your questions and leave you feeling excited and confident for the Term 3 programme.

July 13, 2020
Platform

How to use the platform

July 6, 2020
Platform

Welcome to the new Squawk Squad 2020 Education Platform!

Fun Stuff

Frequently Asked Questions
We now have a section that hopefully will be able to answer any pressing questions you may have.
FAQ's
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