Term Three 2024: Seasonal Learning and Events

Term Three 2024: Seasonal Learning and Events

Connect with nature this term and improve the wellbeing of ākonga and te taiao.

Even when the weather is chilly we can get outside to learn and take action for nature, with events such as Plastic Free July, Conservation Week, Bee Aware month, Bird of the Year and Clean up Week taking place in Term Three.

Click on the bold headings below to access resources, websites and more information about these events.

Holidays and Week 1

Plastic Free July
Find information specific to Aotearoa NZ on the Plastic Free July Aotearoa Facebook page.

Providers who can support your journey to reduce plastic include:

Science Learning Hub

Para Kore

Sustainable Coastlines - Litter Intelligence programme

Young Ocean Explorers

Keep NZ Beautiful

Week 4

7 - 11 August  School Library Week    

Find ideas and inspiration in our Spotlight: Nature Books

Week 7

September is Bee Aware Month

Find ideas for learning about bees and more in our Kōanga | Spring Inspiration Spotlight

2 - 8 September   Conservation Week 

The theme for this year's event hasn't been announced yet, but the DOC website has a fantastic range of conservation education resources.

Week 7 - 8

2 - 15 September Bird of the Year Te Manu Rongonui o te Tau 2024

The dates have been announced and Forest and Bird is seeking campaign managers for this year's competition - a fun project for your class! Check the official website regularly for updates on this year's candidates (current information is still from the 2023 competition).

Week 9 

14 - 21 September Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 

Use the ‘Te Reo Māori’ filter in our Resource Catalogue to find resources that are bilingual or available only in te reo Māori. 

20 - 27 September Keep NZ Beautiful Clean Up Week 

This annual event starts on World Clean Up Day (Sept 20). You can register your school, centre or group to receive support and resources.

22 September  World Rivers Day

Use this international day of awareness as an excuse to explore your local awa or take part in a programme with Whitebait Connection.

Week 10

23 - 29 September Mental Health Awareness Week

Find a range of resources on the Sparklers website, including activities that integrate nature to improve wellbeing for ākonga and kaiako.