Ria Bright

Ria has worked in Northland secondary schools teaching social science and geography for over a decade. She is a keen advocate for education outside the classroom. For the past four years she has facilitated Project Island Song's Floating Classrooms providing experiential learning for local schools. Ria is in the process of completing a doctorate researching student engagement with climate change education​.

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Ria Bright

Ria is a secondary school teacher originating from Wellington. She fell in love with the gentle Bay of Islands, and decided to raise her children here. Ria’s concern for the local marine life grew as she heard more people lamenting the lack of fish and smaller sizes compared to by-gone days: “Our Bay is why this area is so special – it needs protecting – simple as that!”

Ria Bright

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We grew up outside, connected with the nature and believe that our kids should go outside too.

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"Unlike scientific community programmes that are expensive and require lots of investment, field work is done by individuals and is accessible to anyone. The skills gained during field work open up a huge area for everyone undertaking it."

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