Local and

Specialist Groups

Local gatherings not only provide learning opportunities, but also foster connections and support for teachers, providers and students.
Connect with one of NZAEE's branches or a more local or specialist group below, or get in touch if you know of another group who we should profile.


Based on the west coast of Te Ika-a-Māui, a coastal and mountainous region with beautiful landscape dominated by Mount Taranaki.

November 3, 2023
Taranaki, taranaki, new plymouth, hawera
Te Tauihu

Based at the top of the South Island the Te Tauihu Collaborative group is focussed on environmental education in the widest context of community.

Te Tauihu-o-te-Waka | Top of the South Island
August 7, 2023
nelson tasman motueka picton
NaturED Upper Clutha

Our collaborative group of Wānaka and Upper Clutha environmental educators aims to support young people and educators to connect with people and the environment in our place.

Ōtākou | Otago
wanaka hawea otago
Nature Connection Community of Practice

This national, online group focuses on nature connection for young people in Aotearoa NZ. We will pilot a Community of Practice approach in 2023, to strengthen learning, networking and actions.

Canterbury | Waitaha

All people working in the Environmental Education for Sustainability space whether they are teachers in schools or educators working independently, for NGOs or local/central government, are welcome to join this network.

Waitaha | Canterbury

Working with the Auckland Council Sustainable Schools team.

Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland

In the Wairarapa we have passionate environmental educators working in schools and communities to empower our rangitahi to develop a sense of awe and a relationship with the natural world, so they are invested in working for a better future.

WREEF Wellington Region

The Wellington Region Environmental Educators Forum also operates as the Wellington branch, supporting teachers of all levels and environmental education providers in the Wellington region.

Te Upoko o te Ika a Māui | Wellington Region
Taupō EEC

Taupō Environmental Education Collaborative was formed in 2017 to bring together Taupō’s environmental education providers so we can provider better services to schools and our community.

February 17, 2024
Waikato Branch

Covering the Waikato region from Taupo to the Bombays and out to each coast, we are a diverse and dynamic region containing New Zealand’s longest waterway, as well as volcanic regions, coastal forests, pastoral farming, and extensive urban and rural communities.

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