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 classrooms for teachers and students to reconnect with nature.
Four New Zealand schools are chosen each year to have an area of their grounds transformed into an inspiring outdoor learning space with native trees and plants. The immersive natural learning areas could include bird habitats, lizard gardens, vege gardens and fruit orchards and more. It’s a prize worth $10,000 and all primary and intermediate schools can apply.
The TREEmendous Team, along with Project Crimson, the school community, Mazda ambassadors like Ruud Kleinpaste – the Bugman, Riley Elliott – the Sharkman and local Mazda dealership visit each winning school to create a beautiful native outdoor learning space that everyone can enjoy for generations to come.