Term One 2024: New Resources, Stories & PLD

Term One 2024: New Resources, Stories & PLD

Term One 2024

Our website continues to be updated with new teaching resources, stories and professional learning resources. This post is a snapshot of the content that has been added recently.

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NZAEE Spotlights

Empowered Students Share Stormwater Designs
Teacher Kimberley Sullings shares her reflections on the year-long inquiry with Yr 5 and 6 ākonga at Christ The King School in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, with a focus on water sensitive design LEGO models to help address flooding in their community.

Moana | Marine Resources for Seaweek
We've updated this collection with new resources and ideas for Seaweek in 2024, taking place from March 2 - 10.

Teaching Resources

Poster: 10 easy ways to care for the environment, from the team at Christchurch City Council

The Side Eye comics by Toby Morris - these came out in 2023 but we've only just remembered to share them!

A fantastic selection of new books came out over the summer, with a strong focus on nature connection, creativity and positive action.

Family of Forest and Fungi | He Tukutuku toiora by Valetta Sówka, with te reo Māori translations by Hana Park and artwork by illustrator Isobel Te Aho-White

The Observologist - a handbook for mounting very small scientific expeditions by Giselle Clarkson

Ultrawild - an audacious plan to rewild every city on Earth, by Steve Mushin

The Beach Activity Book by Rachel Haydon, with 99 ideas for activities by the water around Aotearoa NZ

Stranded, by Linda Jane Keegan and supported by Project Jonah


Conversations with Creatures and Aotearoa Sea Creatures Poster with illustrations by Giselle Clarkson

Marine Invaders Card Game - if you're based in Tauranga, you could attend this Seaweek event on March 9th, to find out more about this fun new game.

Signs of the Sea, resources to help our communities connect with their local coastline, from Sally Carson at the Marine Studies Centre.


NIWA Township Flood Challenge game and lesson plans

Pasifika Voices: Our Call for Climate Action - multimedia resources from Mana Moana including short films and poetry

Our Climate, Our Biodiversity, Our Future - resources from Science Learning Hub to support this recent Ministry for the Environment report.

Sparklers: Climate Hope collection of activities to support wellbeing for tamariki

Professional Learning Resources

Metanoia: The hard work of changing our minds. Watch this recording of an abridged version of Sarah Hopkinson's presentation for the 2023 Australian Association Environmental Education conference.

Youth voice and climate change education. Watch this recorded summary of Dr Ria Bright's presentation from the PPTA conference in 2023.

Nurturing secondary students' hope and agency - Educating to live in a climate impacted world. Research from Sally Birdsall, Chris Eames and colleagues.

Education Gazette articles:

Sowing the seeds of environmental success, about the KETE project in Tawa, Wellington.

A safer and more sustainable journey as a school community, about active travel at Berhampore School, Wellington

Kāhui ako become citizen scientists to monitor our ocean health, about Te Kāhui Ako o Motu Kairangi in Wellington

Biodiversity metamorphosises learning, about the Moths and Butterflies of NZ Trust School Butterfly Habitat Award.

Everyday Journal Issue 3 includes an article by teacher Ria Bright about her climate education research.

Technology Education NZ (TENZ) webinar recordings:
Litter Intelligence Education Programme with Ben Knight
Virtual Reality marine experiences with BLAKE, Alice Ward-Allen

Other recorded webinars in the series can be found on the TENZ channel here

Seaweek webinars from 2023:  Ngā Kōrero Webinar series, including a range of topics about marine environments and issues.