Term Two 2024: New Resources, Stories & PLD

Term Two 2024: New Resources, Stories & PLD

Term Two 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.

Click on the bold text or titles below to visit the pages.

NZAEE Spotlights

New stories:

Eco-Building: Muddy Feet and Creative Minds, a collection of stories highlighting ecological building projects from Enviroschools around the country.

Te Kauwhata Community Compost Hub, written by Paul Murray from Para Kore and with a recording of our Term One webinar discussion.

Updated with new content for this year:

Ngahuru | Autumn Seasonal Activities

Matariki, Environment and Wellbeing

NZAEE Webinar recordings from last term:

NZAEE Website Tour (14 mins)

Te Kauwhata Community Compost Hub (55 mins)

Teaching Resources

Play Wild: Nature Craft Projects for Tamariki by Rachel Clare
Rachel is one of the guest speakers for our Nature and Literacy webinar series this term! Listen to her story in this interview on RNZ and read a review from Kete books.

Our Land 2024 - Science Learning Hub resources to support the new report from the Ministry for the Environment.

River Ecosystems and freshwater macroinvertebrates printable photo resources from Kids Greening Taupō showing the adult and juvenile forms of common stream creatures. 

NIWA Township Flood Challenge
Online climate change and extreme weather adaptation teaching resources, based around NIWA’s river flooding serious game. 

Teaching Toolkit climate justice resources for High Tide Don’t Hide documentary, from ASSEN (Social Studies) and suitable for Yr 9 - 13 students. 

Learning Pods based on the Seed Pod podcast, exploring stories of nature connection.

Professional Learning Resources

Intergenerational Intimacies: A Whakapapa Conceptualisation of Kai explores the deep ties between food, whakapapa, and the well-being of past and future generations.

Youth Voice and Climate Change Education - Dr Ria Bright has recorded a short video based on her presentation at the 2023 PPTA conference. 

Mana Ora: Students Decarbonising Schools evaluation report from NZCER
In 2023 Auckland Council’s Sustainable Schools team piloted a project called Mana Ora: Students Decarbonising Schools. This project aimed to empower students, with support, to plan and implement action projects linked to decarbonisation within their schools. Five theme areas provided project inspiration: Grow, Food, Waste, Energy, Transport

“We’re Here, the Next Generation”: Exploring Possibilities for Children’s Citizenship in Local Climate Policy in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Thesis by Asha Ryder.

Technology Education NZ (TENZ) webinar recordings from Term 1:

Unleashing Creativity with Natural Resources - Celia Hogan, Feb 2024

Bring the Ocean to the Classroom with Virtual Reality - BLAKE NZ, Jan 2024

Enviroschools webinar recording from Term 1:

Marine Biosecurity Education (49 mins) to support the use of the education modules for learners in Yrs 5 - 8.

Recommended Podcasts

Our Story of Nature: From rupture to reconnection
Three-part podcast series from Outrage and Optimism, about our relationship with nature. 

Te Tiriti Kōrero – Pakihere Rokiroki
Series from Community Research with guests including Mike Smith and links to a huge number of Te Tiriti resources you can access. 

Hope is a Verb
Produced by Fix the News this series includes a range of guests with uplifting stories. 

Wisdom & Action
With Berry Liberman, the link above is for a recent episode with Janine Benyus about biomimicry.