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Weedbusters 2-minute film challenge launched
Apr 4, 2011

This curriculum-linked challenge requires students to create a short clip (up to 2 minutes long) that tells a story about ornamental garden plants that have ‘jumped the fence’ and are now causing environmental damage in natural areas of New Zealand.

The clip might raise awareness about weeds in the local area or school, or in New Zealand as a whole. It might profile local Weedbusters group tackling weeds in the area, or it might focus on a particular type of weed.

It could be a video clip or a narrated powerpoint. It could use still photography, or stop motion animation or cartoons. It could be a play, a documentary, or even a song or rap. The possibilities are endless!

It’s a dream combination - a fun project, encouraging students to get creative, while they learn heaps and help save the environment. We hope that those working with schools can spread the word about this Weedbusters challenge.