West Coast Trades Academy

Conservation and Earthcare Year 1

The first thing to come back in the restoration process is vegetation, once habitat is formed invertebrates return, then reptiles, followed by birds. Conservation and Earthcare Year 1 focuses on the first part of the restoration process, the regeneration of native flora (revegetation).

Conservation and Earthcare Year 1 is an introductory course into nursery, horticulture and restoration work. 

Students explore the extraordinary biodiversity of the West Coast and learn about the structure and function of ecosystems.  They  research how changes in land use affect environmental sustainability and complete field based investigations into local restoration projects. Students then get the opportunity to run and manage a native nursery. They will be involved in the whole growing process, from seed collection right through to tree planting. Throughout the year-long project students will get opportunities to take part in restoration projects and work alongside industry experts. Students will also learn basic pest control skills. This course has large practical components and contains some theory elements.

Tiakina te wao nui a Tāne hei oranga mōu.
Look after the great forest of Tāne and in turn it will look after you.

Key details

Credits:20+ Level 2 credits
Duration:One year
Timetable:9am-3pm Friday
Starts:February 2022
Ends:November 2022
ProviderPapa Taiao Earthcare and Greymouth High School

What you will learn:

Employment options:

Further study options:

  • Check out the 2022 Programme PDF Guide here!
  • Talk to your school Trades Academy co-ordinator or careers advisor

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