Shanthie has been teaching environmental education for sustainability, science and technology in various roles since 2003. Starting in the primary classroom as a teacher, she has worked as an environmental educator and consultant for several councils, DOC, Genesis Energy, and not-for-profit groups. She’s been a part of passionate teams, empowering students to learn more about science and technology and make a difference in their local environment.
Shanthie can help teachers to develop effective experiential education practices and science and technology pedagogy, utilising the science capabilities and enduring competencies. She has assisted students and teachers in learning more about many biodiversity topics: marine, fresh water, and terrestrial and joined them in a journey to be changemakers in their communities by building food-growing and rongoā gardens, bug hotels, carbon-sinking garden beds, butterfly and lizard gardens, as well as monitoring streams and marine biodiversity, tracking and trapping and conducting bird and invertebrate surveys for various age groups.
She is also an experienced writer and has worked with many experts and scientists to develop teaching resources and articles about whio/blue duck, native biodiversity, birds and invertebrates, plants and trees, seabirds, marine reserves, estuaries, water, waste, soils and sustainable farming. Let’s work together with collaborative, fun classroom and outdoor STEM activities to ignite the interest and curiosity of students about our wonderful natural world.