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These are the resources we think are essential for educators in environmental and sustainabilty education. Our catalogue has been built so that you can filter to find what's most relevant. We are always adding new items.

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50 Things to do in Nature

Get outside with these great ideas created by Kiwi kids from across Aotearoa.

Poster
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Early Learning - Year 8
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
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50 Things to do in Nature

Get outside with these great ideas created by Kiwi kids from across Aotearoa.

Wairarapa Moana Kete Pūrākau | Lake Stories

A digital storytelling portal for the Wairarapa lakes, as part of the Lake Stories Aotearoa project.

Videos
|
All Levels
Context
Waimāori | Freshwater, Wetlands
Hauora | Nature Connection
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Wairarapa
Saving

Wairarapa Moana Kete Pūrākau | Lake Stories

A digital storytelling portal for the Wairarapa lakes, as part of the Lake Stories Aotearoa project.

Whose Home is This?

This delightful book is perfect for younger tamariki and is part of a series by Gillian Candler featuring animals from Aotearoa.

Book
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Early Learning - Year 2
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Whose Home is This?

This delightful book is perfect for younger tamariki and is part of a series by Gillian Candler featuring animals from Aotearoa.

Active Travel Action

Fantastic resource supporting schools to implement sustainable active travel practices, from Greater Wellington and Enviroschools.

Inquiry Plan
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Years 4 - 10
Context
Pūngao Tauwhiro, Waka, Whare | Sustainable Energy, Transport and Buildings
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Active Travel Action

Fantastic resource supporting schools to implement sustainable active travel practices, from Greater Wellington and Enviroschools.

Sea te manu foliki tenei?

What is this Bug? Tuvaluan bilingual resource from Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, to help you identify insects.

Poster
|
Early Learning - Year 3
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Sea te manu foliki tenei?

What is this Bug? Tuvaluan bilingual resource from Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, to help you identify insects.

Restoration Through the Seasons

Plan your year in line with the seasons and try out these suggested activities from DOC, including a printable poster.

Inquiry Plan
|
Years 4 - 8
Context
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Hauora | Nature Connection
Ngahere | Plants, Fungi
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Restoration Through the Seasons

Plan your year in line with the seasons and try out these suggested activities from DOC, including a printable poster.

Te Repo | Wetlands resources from Science Learning Hub

Science Learning Hub has a range of wetlands resources, including interactives, activities and videos, with content in te reo Māori.

Multi-media
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Years 1 - 10
Context
Waimāori | Freshwater, Wetlands
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Te Repo | Wetlands resources from Science Learning Hub

Science Learning Hub has a range of wetlands resources, including interactives, activities and videos, with content in te reo Māori.

Climate Change Learning Programme

This Aotearoa resource is a science-based, integrated learning programme consisting of user and wellbeing guides and eight modules.

Integrated Programme
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Yrs 6 - 10
Context
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Climate Change Learning Programme

This Aotearoa resource is a science-based, integrated learning programme consisting of user and wellbeing guides and eight modules.

Exploring your Local Environment

This resource from DOC aims to help students explore, learn about and develop connections in their local green spaces.

Inquiry Plan
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Years 1 - 8
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Māra | Gardens, Farms, Green spaces
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Exploring your Local Environment

This resource from DOC aims to help students explore, learn about and develop connections in their local green spaces.

Grow a Leaf Litter Garden

This activity from Kiwi Conservation Club is an easy way to grow your own native plants, with just a few simple materials.

Outside Activity
|
Early Learning - Year 10
Context
Ngahere | Plants, Fungi
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Grow a Leaf Litter Garden

This activity from Kiwi Conservation Club is an easy way to grow your own native plants, with just a few simple materials.

Birdsong Mindfulness

DOC and Sparklers have created these short birdsong recordings to help create a calm environment in your learning spaces.

Videos
|
Early Learning - Year 6
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Birdsong Mindfulness

DOC and Sparklers have created these short birdsong recordings to help create a calm environment in your learning spaces.

Tree Snap | Taukapu Rākau

Trees That Count have produced these fun card games, in either English or te reo Māori, to help learn about our precious rākau.

Games
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Early Learning - Year 8
Context
Ngahere | Plants, Fungi
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Tree Snap | Taukapu Rākau

Trees That Count have produced these fun card games, in either English or te reo Māori, to help learn about our precious rākau.

The Nature Activity Book

Educator Rachel Haydon has compiled 99 ideas for activities in the natural world of Aotearoa, in this fantastic resource for ākonga.

Book
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Years 4 - 8
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Ngahere | Plants, Fungi
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Moumou Kore | Living Waste-Free
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

The Nature Activity Book

Educator Rachel Haydon has compiled 99 ideas for activities in the natural world of Aotearoa, in this fantastic resource for ākonga.

Waste Warriors

Waste reduction scheme created by students Olivia, Ella and Charlotte, with support from Kiwi Conservation Club.

Website and Booklet
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Years 4 - 10
Context
Moumou Kore | Living Waste-Free
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Waste Warriors

Waste reduction scheme created by students Olivia, Ella and Charlotte, with support from Kiwi Conservation Club.

Create a Lizard Garden

Predator Free NZ, Zealandia and DOC have created these great resources to support students to plan and create lizard gardens.

Project Plan
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Years 4 - 10
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Create a Lizard Garden

Predator Free NZ, Zealandia and DOC have created these great resources to support students to plan and create lizard gardens.

NUWAO Design Project

Nature-based Urban design for Wellbeing and Adaptation in Oceania, including an innovative design competition for rangatahi.

Competition
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Years 9 - 13
Context
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Māra | Gardens, Farms, Green spaces
Pūngao Tauwhiro, Waka, Whare | Sustainable Energy, Transport and Buildings
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

NUWAO Design Project

Nature-based Urban design for Wellbeing and Adaptation in Oceania, including an innovative design competition for rangatahi.

Climate Change Wellbeing Guide

Designed to accompany the delivery of the Aotearoa climate teaching resource, this document focuses on the hauora-wellbeing of ākonga.

Inquiry Plan
|
Years 7 - 10
Context
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Hauora | Nature Connection
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Climate Change Wellbeing Guide

Designed to accompany the delivery of the Aotearoa climate teaching resource, this document focuses on the hauora-wellbeing of ākonga.

High Tide Don't Hide

A film by The Rebel Film Collective about the Aotearoa student strikes for climate, through the stories of five young leaders.

Film
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Years 10 - 13
Context
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

High Tide Don't Hide

A film by The Rebel Film Collective about the Aotearoa student strikes for climate, through the stories of five young leaders.

NZ Nature Heroes

Gillian Candler uses inspiring stories from people across Aotearoa to highlight a fun range of activities for young conservationists.

Book
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Years 5 - 10
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Ngahere | Plants, Fungi
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Waimāori | Freshwater, Wetlands
Whenua | Land, Soil
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

NZ Nature Heroes

Gillian Candler uses inspiring stories from people across Aotearoa to highlight a fun range of activities for young conservationists.

NZ Garden Bird Survey

Take part in this fun and accessible citizen science project, including great resources that can be used all year round.

Citizen Science
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All Levels
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

NZ Garden Bird Survey

Take part in this fun and accessible citizen science project, including great resources that can be used all year round.

Trees That Count Planting Guides

Advice for schools and the wider community, including videos and planting advice for your local region.

Multi-Media Resources
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All Levels
Context
Ngahere | Plants, Fungi
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Trees That Count Planting Guides

Advice for schools and the wider community, including videos and planting advice for your local region.

Cloak of Protection

Made in Aotearoa by Kākāriki Games, this fun and educational card game develops understanding of birds, their habitats and predators.

Game
|
Year 3 - Adults
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Cloak of Protection

Made in Aotearoa by Kākāriki Games, this fun and educational card game develops understanding of birds, their habitats and predators.

Wellbeing in a Pā Harakeke

Resources from Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research for running an experiential hauora session, also available in te reo Māori.

Workbook
|
Years 3 - 10
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Ngahere | Plants, Fungi
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Wellbeing in a Pā Harakeke

Resources from Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research for running an experiential hauora session, also available in te reo Māori.

Wellbeing | Hauora resources from Whenua Iti Outdoors

Activities and videos created in collaboration with rangatahi, exploring how connection with nature can improve our wellbeing.

Videos & Activities
|
Years 7 - 13
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Wellbeing | Hauora resources from Whenua Iti Outdoors

Activities and videos created in collaboration with rangatahi, exploring how connection with nature can improve our wellbeing.

Tihei Taiao

This series from Te Amokura Productions highlights different tipu | plants, including their uses and how to identify them.

Video Series
|
Years 1 - 10
Context
Ngahere | Plants, Fungi
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Tihei Taiao

This series from Te Amokura Productions highlights different tipu | plants, including their uses and how to identify them.

Climate Change and Mātauranga Māori

Science Learning Hub brings you this video interview with Shaun Awatere, including a transcript and follow-up questions for ākonga.

Video
|
Years 9 - 13
Context
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Climate Change and Mātauranga Māori

Science Learning Hub brings you this video interview with Shaun Awatere, including a transcript and follow-up questions for ākonga.

Rangi - Weather and Climate Lessons

NIWA has developed these online lesson plans for intermediate school teachers, including a range of interactive content.

Online Lessons
|
Years 7 - 8
Context
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Rangi - Weather and Climate Lessons

NIWA has developed these online lesson plans for intermediate school teachers, including a range of interactive content.

Predator Control Guide for Schools

Predator Free NZ has a great website with resources and guidance for tracking and trapping introduced predators in schools and kura.

Website
|
Years 4 - 10
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Predator Control Guide for Schools

Predator Free NZ has a great website with resources and guidance for tracking and trapping introduced predators in schools and kura.

We Destroyed Mountains

Toby Morris, from The Spinoff, explores the history of Tāmaki Makaurau's volcanoes and the consequences for people and place.

Online Comic
|
Years 9 - 13
Context
Whenua | Land, Soil
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland
Saving

We Destroyed Mountains

Toby Morris, from The Spinoff, explores the history of Tāmaki Makaurau's volcanoes and the consequences for people and place.

Outside Adventures for Younger Tamariki

A pack of activity cards in te reo Māori and English to inspire exploration in nature with tamariki.

Activity Cards
|
Early Learning - Year 1
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Outside Adventures for Younger Tamariki

A pack of activity cards in te reo Māori and English to inspire exploration in nature with tamariki.

Young Reporters for the Environment

Keep NZ Beautiful has helpful resources to support this opportunity for rangatahi to share ideas about reducing waste and pollution.

Competition
|
Years 7 - 13
Context
Moumou Kore | Living Waste-Free
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Young Reporters for the Environment

Keep NZ Beautiful has helpful resources to support this opportunity for rangatahi to share ideas about reducing waste and pollution.

Experiencing Native Trees in your Green space

This resource from DOC supports ākonga to connect with and learn about our native plants and trees in Aotearoa.

Inquiry Plan
|
Years 1 - 8
Context
Ngahere | Plants, Fungi
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Experiencing Native Trees in your Green space

This resource from DOC supports ākonga to connect with and learn about our native plants and trees in Aotearoa.

40 Ka Pai Things To Do Outside

Printable worksheet with easy ideas for tamariki to have fun outside at home or school, no matter the weather!

Outside Activities
|
Early Learning - Year 3
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

40 Ka Pai Things To Do Outside

Printable worksheet with easy ideas for tamariki to have fun outside at home or school, no matter the weather!

Create Leaf Art

Get creative and connect with te taiao using this easy activity from the Department of Conservation.

Art Activity
|
Early Learning - Year 6
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Ngahere | Plants, Fungi
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Create Leaf Art

Get creative and connect with te taiao using this easy activity from the Department of Conservation.

Taiao Wharewhare - Nature Bingo

Available in te reo Māori and English versions, this printable resource was created by the educators at Kids Greening Taupō.

Outside Activity
|
Early Learning - Year 3
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Taiao Wharewhare - Nature Bingo

Available in te reo Māori and English versions, this printable resource was created by the educators at Kids Greening Taupō.

Nature Connectors - Art Activities

This fantastic catalogue of Nature Art activities has been created by the Kids Greening Taupō educators.

Art Activities
|
Early Learning - Year 8
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Māra | Gardens, Farms, Green spaces
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Nature Connectors - Art Activities

This fantastic catalogue of Nature Art activities has been created by the Kids Greening Taupō educators.

Nature Bingo

Great ideas for using shapes, colours and all your senses to play Bingo outside.

Outside Activity
|
Early Learning - Year 3
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Nature Bingo

Great ideas for using shapes, colours and all your senses to play Bingo outside.

Notice Three Good Things in Nature

An easy nature connection and wellbeing activity that can be used with ākonga and adults of all ages.

Outside Activity
|
All Levels
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Notice Three Good Things in Nature

An easy nature connection and wellbeing activity that can be used with ākonga and adults of all ages.

Native Trees Carbon Calculator

Trees That Count and Tāne's Tree Trust provide this free, online calculator for carbon footprint climate mitigation.

Online Tool
|
Years 7 - 13
Context
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Native Trees Carbon Calculator

Trees That Count and Tāne's Tree Trust provide this free, online calculator for carbon footprint climate mitigation.

Love Food Hate Waste

Teach ākonga how to avoid food waste with these lessons and activities, including videos, posters and recipes.

Website
|
Years 1 - 8
Context
Moumou Kore | Living Waste-Free
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Love Food Hate Waste

Teach ākonga how to avoid food waste with these lessons and activities, including videos, posters and recipes.

Pūtātara Website

Incorporating sustainability and global citizenship across the curriculum in Aotearoa, using place-based, inquiry led learning.

Website
|
Years 5 - 10
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Whenua | Land, Soil
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Pūtātara Website

Incorporating sustainability and global citizenship across the curriculum in Aotearoa, using place-based, inquiry led learning.

Ahi Pepe | MothNet

Classroom activities and identification guides to engage teachers, students and whānau with moths.

Worksheets
|
Early Learning - Year 8
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Ahi Pepe | MothNet

Classroom activities and identification guides to engage teachers, students and whānau with moths.

Growing Kiwi Gardeners

Anita Croft shares sustainable gardening activities aimed at early childhood level, including growing vegetables and composting.

Activities
|
Early Learning - Year 2
Context
Māra | Gardens, Farms, Green spaces
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Growing Kiwi Gardeners

Anita Croft shares sustainable gardening activities aimed at early childhood level, including growing vegetables and composting.

Be With a Tree

Kiwi Conservation Club organises this annual event in June, and you can access great resources from previous years on their website.

Website
|
Early Learning - Year 8
Context
Ngahere | Plants, Fungi
Hauora | Nature Connection
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Be With a Tree

Kiwi Conservation Club organises this annual event in June, and you can access great resources from previous years on their website.

He aha tēnei Pepeke?

Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research have created this bilingual resource to help ākonga identify common insects.

Poster
|
Early Learning - Year 3
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

He aha tēnei Pepeke?

Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research have created this bilingual resource to help ākonga identify common insects.

It's a Bug's Life

This hands-on resource from Te Papa supports young children to engage with science by investigating the insects around them.

Inquiry Plan
|
Early Learning - Year 3
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

It's a Bug's Life

This hands-on resource from Te Papa supports young children to engage with science by investigating the insects around them.

He Kākano | Seed Collecting Guides

Available in te reo Māori and English, these practical guides are produced by Te Aho Tū Roa and Whitebait Connection (He Kākano).

Printable Guides
|
All Levels
Context
Ngahere | Plants, Fungi
Waimāori | Freshwater, Wetlands
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

He Kākano | Seed Collecting Guides

Available in te reo Māori and English, these practical guides are produced by Te Aho Tū Roa and Whitebait Connection (He Kākano).

Build a Pekapeka - Bat

Make your own poseable Pekapeka (Long-tailed bat) with this fun activity from Kiwi Conservation Club.

Art Activity
|
Early Learning - Year 3
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Build a Pekapeka - Bat

Make your own poseable Pekapeka (Long-tailed bat) with this fun activity from Kiwi Conservation Club.

In the Garden

Young children will love using this book to learn more about the animals and plants in our gardens, parks and school grounds.

Book
|
Early Learning - Year 3
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Māra | Gardens, Farms, Green spaces
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

In the Garden

Young children will love using this book to learn more about the animals and plants in our gardens, parks and school grounds.

Experiencing Birds in your Green space

This DOC resource helps ākonga observe, learn about and take action for birds in your school grounds or another local green space.

Inquiry Plan
|
Years 1 - 10
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Experiencing Birds in your Green space

This DOC resource helps ākonga observe, learn about and take action for birds in your school grounds or another local green space.

Nature Activities for Families at Home

Easy, practical activities for getting outdoors with your family and spending time in nature while at home.

Outside Activities
|
Early Learning - Year 3
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Ngahere | Plants, Fungi
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Nature Activities for Families at Home

Easy, practical activities for getting outdoors with your family and spending time in nature while at home.

Circular Economy in Wellington

Sustainability Trust, as part of Waste Free Welly, have produced this collaborative and inspiring vision for a zero waste future.

Project
|
Years 7 - 13
Context
Moumou Kore | Living Waste-Free
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Te Upoko o te Ika a Māui | Wellington Region
Saving

Circular Economy in Wellington

Sustainability Trust, as part of Waste Free Welly, have produced this collaborative and inspiring vision for a zero waste future.

Compost Collective

Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, these resources are relevant for teachers and communities across Aotearoa who want to learn how to compost.

Website
|
All Levels
Context
Moumou Kore | Living Waste-Free
Māra | Gardens, Farms, Green spaces
Whenua | Land, Soil
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland
Saving

Compost Collective

Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, these resources are relevant for teachers and communities across Aotearoa who want to learn how to compost.

What is this Bug?

An interactive and bilingual tool from Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, to help you identify insects found around Aotearoa.

Online Tool
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All Levels
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

What is this Bug?

An interactive and bilingual tool from Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, to help you identify insects found around Aotearoa.

Estuaries Planning Pathways

Science Learning Hub supports teachers by providing background information, planning pathways and links to useful resources.

Website
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Years 7 - 13
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Estuaries Planning Pathways

Science Learning Hub supports teachers by providing background information, planning pathways and links to useful resources.

Native Animals

Department of Conservation website collection of information and stories about our amazing native animals.

Website
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All Levels
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Native Animals

Department of Conservation website collection of information and stories about our amazing native animals.

Save the Kiwi

Accessible information about our precious national bird, including a range of information and photos, with te ao Māori links.

Website
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All Levels
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Save the Kiwi

Accessible information about our precious national bird, including a range of information and photos, with te ao Māori links.

Seaweek Resources -Science Learning Hub

Explore this great selection of inquiry plans and teacher support materials related to a range of marine contexts in Aotearoa.

Online Resources
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Years 4 - 10
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Seaweek Resources -Science Learning Hub

Explore this great selection of inquiry plans and teacher support materials related to a range of marine contexts in Aotearoa.

KCC - Freshwater Activities

Kiwi Conservation Club have a selection of fun activities related to freshwater, including crafts, games and experiments.

Short Activities
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Years 1 - 8
Context
Waimāori | Freshwater, Wetlands
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

KCC - Freshwater Activities

Kiwi Conservation Club have a selection of fun activities related to freshwater, including crafts, games and experiments.

Up the River

Explore your local stream, lake or wetland and use this wonderful guide from Gillian Candler to spark curiosity and promote action.

Book
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Early Childhood - Year 6
Context
Waimāori | Freshwater, Wetlands
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Up the River

Explore your local stream, lake or wetland and use this wonderful guide from Gillian Candler to spark curiosity and promote action.

Te Tapa Whenua: Naming the Land

Aoraki - Mount Cook provides the context for this LEARNZ online field trip exploring the importance of place names and their stories.

Online Resources
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Years 4 - 8
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Whenua | Land, Soil
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Waitaha | Canterbury
Saving

Te Tapa Whenua: Naming the Land

Aoraki - Mount Cook provides the context for this LEARNZ online field trip exploring the importance of place names and their stories.

Seashore Videos

Marine Metre Squared have gathered short, engaging videos about marine surveys and the amazing creatures found around our coastline.

Videos
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Years 4 - 10
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Seashore Videos

Marine Metre Squared have gathered short, engaging videos about marine surveys and the amazing creatures found around our coastline.

Protecting Our Marine World

This resource from DOC will help ākonga learn how to value and protect our unique marine environment.

Inquiry Plan
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Years 1 - 8
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Protecting Our Marine World

This resource from DOC will help ākonga learn how to value and protect our unique marine environment.

Biology Seashore Zonation

The Marine Metre Squared tool can be used in Biology to monitor, analyse and take action for your local beach, harbour or estuary.

Investigation Tool
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Year 12
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Biology Seashore Zonation

The Marine Metre Squared tool can be used in Biology to monitor, analyse and take action for your local beach, harbour or estuary.

Project Jonah Educational Kits

Order a free World of Whales kit for your class, including lesson plans and posters.

Resource Kit
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Years 1 - 8
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Project Jonah Educational Kits

Order a free World of Whales kit for your class, including lesson plans and posters.

Our Estuaries - Online Community Hub

This interactive online space is designed for communities, including schools and kura, to connect with their local estuaries.

Website
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All Levels
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Our Estuaries - Online Community Hub

This interactive online space is designed for communities, including schools and kura, to connect with their local estuaries.

Near, There and Far

This easy nature connection activity aims to spark interest and connection with nature using your senses.

Outside Activity
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Years 1 - 8
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Near, There and Far

This easy nature connection activity aims to spark interest and connection with nature using your senses.

Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge

Explore over 40 research projects focused on Aotearoa's unique marine environments, summarised using videos, graphics, maps and more.

Website
|
Years 9 - 13
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge

Explore over 40 research projects focused on Aotearoa's unique marine environments, summarised using videos, graphics, maps and more.

Information for Climate Solvers

NIWA has written articles for students, covering climate science, projected impacts for Aotearoa and how communities can adapt.

Website
|
Years 7 - 13
Context
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Information for Climate Solvers

NIWA has written articles for students, covering climate science, projected impacts for Aotearoa and how communities can adapt.

Zero Waste Living Tips

Hannah Blumhardt writes an honest account for Greenpeace NZ, with a focus on her zero waste lifestyle and how to change the system.

Online Article
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Years 9 - 13
Context
Moumou Kore | Living Waste-Free
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Zero Waste Living Tips

Hannah Blumhardt writes an honest account for Greenpeace NZ, with a focus on her zero waste lifestyle and how to change the system.

Te Kawa o Tangaroa

Ocean-centred learning programme from the Marine Stewardship Council, focused on solutions to overfishing and improving biodiversity.

Multi-Media Resource
|
Years 7 - 10
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Te Kawa o Tangaroa

Ocean-centred learning programme from the Marine Stewardship Council, focused on solutions to overfishing and improving biodiversity.

The Rubbish Trip

Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince are helping humans walk the talk on zero waste and share free resources on their website.

Website
|
Years 9 - 13
Context
Moumou Kore | Living Waste-Free
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

The Rubbish Trip

Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince are helping humans walk the talk on zero waste and share free resources on their website.

At The Beach and Under The Ocean

These books from Gillian Candler are the perfect resource for your next marine inquiry or trip to your local beach or harbour.

Book
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Years 1 - 4
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Moana | Marine, Coast
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

At The Beach and Under The Ocean

These books from Gillian Candler are the perfect resource for your next marine inquiry or trip to your local beach or harbour.

Maramataka - Te Papa

This teacher guide and poster provide a great overview of the history and current use of maramataka.

Poster
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Years 1 - 8
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Maramataka - Te Papa

This teacher guide and poster provide a great overview of the history and current use of maramataka.

Seashore Activities Teacher Guide

This useful guide for teachers includes a range of short, engaging activities related to the updated NZ Seashore Field Guide.

Teacher Guide
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Years 1 - 5
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Hauora | Nature Connection
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Seashore Activities Teacher Guide

This useful guide for teachers includes a range of short, engaging activities related to the updated NZ Seashore Field Guide.

Travelwise

Classroom resources and advice from Auckland Transport, to encourage sustainable transport habits.

Website
|
Years 1 - 13
Context
Pūngao Tauwhiro, Waka, Whare | Sustainable Energy, Transport and Buildings
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Travelwise

Classroom resources and advice from Auckland Transport, to encourage sustainable transport habits.

Kiki Kiwi Litter Less

Keep NZ Beautiful have produced this inquiry programme with lesson plans and activity sheets, based on the Kiki Kiwi storybooks.

Inquiry Plan
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Years 1 - 7
Context
Moumou Kore | Living Waste-Free
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Kiki Kiwi Litter Less

Keep NZ Beautiful have produced this inquiry programme with lesson plans and activity sheets, based on the Kiki Kiwi storybooks.

The Outlook for Someday

Explore films produced by young people in Aotearoa and encourage ākonga to get involved in the annual film challenge.

Films
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Years 5 - 13
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

The Outlook for Someday

Explore films produced by young people in Aotearoa and encourage ākonga to get involved in the annual film challenge.

Love Rimurimu: Teacher Planning

Science Learning Hub guidance for planning lessons and units of work on seaweed biodiversity, human impacts and restoration.

Website
|
Years 7 - 13
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Love Rimurimu: Teacher Planning

Science Learning Hub guidance for planning lessons and units of work on seaweed biodiversity, human impacts and restoration.

Marine Activities for Primary Schools

Explore a range of activities and simple seashore surveys for younger tamariki, from the Marine Metre Squared project.

Outside Activities
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Years 1 - 6
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Marine Activities for Primary Schools

Explore a range of activities and simple seashore surveys for younger tamariki, from the Marine Metre Squared project.

Young Ocean Explorers

Explore New Zealand's fascinating underwater world with videos and online activities presented by Riley and Steve Hathaway.

Website
|
Years 1 - 8
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Young Ocean Explorers

Explore New Zealand's fascinating underwater world with videos and online activities presented by Riley and Steve Hathaway.

Garden to Table resources

Garden to Table have made these 'taster resources' available to all schools, including how to grow plants from seed.

Short Activities
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Years 1 - 8
Context
Māra | Gardens, Farms, Green spaces
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Garden to Table resources

Garden to Table have made these 'taster resources' available to all schools, including how to grow plants from seed.

Run a Bioblitz with iNaturalist NZ

What is a Bioblitz and how do I organise one? Find out more about this great Citizen Science tool.

Citizen Science
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Years 4 - 12
Context
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Ngahere | Plants, Fungi
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Run a Bioblitz with iNaturalist NZ

What is a Bioblitz and how do I organise one? Find out more about this great Citizen Science tool.

Marine Metre Squared

Investigate what's living at your local beach or estuary and contribute to this nationwide citizen science project.

Citizen Science
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Years 4 - 13
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Marine Metre Squared

Investigate what's living at your local beach or estuary and contribute to this nationwide citizen science project.

Protecting Our Estuaries

This DOC resource includes detailed activities to help ākonga learn about, explore and protect our unique estuarine environments.

Inquiry Plan
|
Years 1 - 8
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Protecting Our Estuaries

This DOC resource includes detailed activities to help ākonga learn about, explore and protect our unique estuarine environments.

Māori Ways of Knowing: Weather and Climate

Science Learning Hub has created this helpful overview for kaiako and ākonga, including links to maramataka and climate change.

Website
|
Years 7 - 11
Context
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Hauora | Nature Connection
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Māori Ways of Knowing: Weather and Climate

Science Learning Hub has created this helpful overview for kaiako and ākonga, including links to maramataka and climate change.

Seashore ID Guides and Activity Books

Explore your local shoreline with these popular identification guides, including versions in te reo Māori.

Booklets
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Years 1 - 13
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Seashore ID Guides and Activity Books

Explore your local shoreline with these popular identification guides, including versions in te reo Māori.

Sustainable Seas: LEARNZ

Access videos and web conference recordings from this 2020 online field trip to Ōhiwa Harbour, exploring ecosystem-based management.

Multi-Media Resources
|
Years 5 - 12
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Ngā Kararehe | Animals
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Te Moana-a-Toi | Bay of Plenty
Saving

Sustainable Seas: LEARNZ

Access videos and web conference recordings from this 2020 online field trip to Ōhiwa Harbour, exploring ecosystem-based management.

Going With the Flow

Menstruation and rainbow-inclusive practices in the outdoors, including lesson plans and videos from Education Outdoors NZ.

Multi-Media Resource
|
Years 6 - 10
Context
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Moumou Kore | Living Waste-Free
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Going With the Flow

Menstruation and rainbow-inclusive practices in the outdoors, including lesson plans and videos from Education Outdoors NZ.

Our Changing Climate

March 2022 LEARNZ online field trip to the Rakaia awa, investigating climate impacts and actions you can take in your rohe.

Online Resources
|
Years 7 - 12
Context
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Waimāori | Freshwater, Wetlands
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Our Changing Climate

March 2022 LEARNZ online field trip to the Rakaia awa, investigating climate impacts and actions you can take in your rohe.

Virtual Marine Resources

Presentations and worksheets designed to support BLAKE and NZ Geographic virtual reality videos.

Online Resources
|
Years 5 - 10
Context
Moana | Marine, Coast
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Virtual Marine Resources

Presentations and worksheets designed to support BLAKE and NZ Geographic virtual reality videos.

Create a Nature Journal

Reuse cardboard boxes to easily create a journal that ākonga can use outside for writing, drawing and collecting nature treasures.

Art Activity
|
Years 1 - 8
Context
Hauora | Nature Connection
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Create a Nature Journal

Reuse cardboard boxes to easily create a journal that ākonga can use outside for writing, drawing and collecting nature treasures.

Climate Change Online Nature Classroom

Kids Greening Taupō have collated activities and information aimed at ākonga and kaiako.

Website
|
Years 7 - 11
Context
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Hauora | Nature Connection
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Climate Change Online Nature Classroom

Kids Greening Taupō have collated activities and information aimed at ākonga and kaiako.

Traditional Māori Weather and Climate Forecasting

This poster from NIWA shows a selection of traditional indicators used by Māori from across Aotearoa.

Poster
|
Years 7 - 13
Context
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Traditional Māori Weather and Climate Forecasting

This poster from NIWA shows a selection of traditional indicators used by Māori from across Aotearoa.

EfS Student Textbook Template

A template for students to co-create an Education for Sustainability textbook, created and shared by NZ teacher Thomas Everth.

Template
|
Years 12 - 13
Context
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Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

EfS Student Textbook Template

A template for students to co-create an Education for Sustainability textbook, created and shared by NZ teacher Thomas Everth.

Bike Ready

Curriculum resources related to safe cycling, including challenges and opportunities for bike riding in the local community.

Lesson Plans
|
Years 4 - 8
Context
Pūngao Tauwhiro, Waka, Whare | Sustainable Energy, Transport and Buildings
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
true
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

Bike Ready

Curriculum resources related to safe cycling, including challenges and opportunities for bike riding in the local community.

How to be an Activist

Aotearoa youth climate activists from the High Tide Don't Hide documentary share their tips for how to change the system.

Website
|
Years 9 - 13
Context
Rangi | Climate, Air, Sky
Kaitiakitanga | Taking Action
Education Level
Educator Professional Learning
false
Research
false
Te Reo Māori
false
Regions
Aotearoa-wide
Saving

How to be an Activist

Aotearoa youth climate activists from the High Tide Don't Hide documentary share their tips for how to change the system.

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