Education for the environment
This webpage from the TKI environmental education community links to a paper that explores the issue of education for the environment and outlines strategies teachers can use. It provides examples of students' work from schools that have put the environmental paper into practice, and includes video clips from Year 7 to 8 students.
Department of Conservation
The DOC website has great information for teachers and students. You can download publications and activity sheets based around themes in environmental education and find out about field trips that can be arranged in your region.
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
Energy fuels our lifestyles, at work and at home, 24 hours a day. See information here on using less energy and building a cleaner, more dependable energy system which makes better use of renewable energy resources.
Environmental Monitoring and Action Group (EMAP)
Lots of water-based resources and information about what schools are doing around the country in regards to monitoring freshwater resources. Includes curriculum planning resources, newsletters and case studies.
Five different study areas can be investigated through the EMAP project. These are hydrology (water studies), atmosphere (weather studies) soil, land cover (changes in land use) and phenology (seasonal effects).
A new site all about New Zealand's marine environment. Lots of images and a range of resources designed specifically for teachers and students.
Sustainability Action in New Zealand
An excellent range of resources about reducing your impact with rubbish, water, energy, building, transport, gardening and shopping.
Ministry for Primary Industries
Learn about the biosecurity issues facing New Zealand and find out more about how individuals can help to protect our environment.
New Zealand Association for Environmental Education
The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education is a national, non-profit organisation that promotes and supports lifelong learning and encourages behaviours that lead to sustainability for New Zealand/Aotearoa.
Clean up the World
This annual event, held around the third weekend of September, brings together millions of people in more than 100 countries and inspires them to clean up and conserve their environment.
Answer a series of questions to calculate your personal ecological footprint: more suitable for intermediate and secondary students
Online resources for teachers and students on New Zealand's fisheries and fisheries management.
The Treasures of the Sea
WWF New Zealand has launched a marine biodiversity online reference. It’s an in-depth summary of all our marine species and includes general descriptions and information about status, location, threats and habitats. While too technical for primary school students, this would be useful for senior high school and tertiary students and as a background reference for any teacher.
Up the Creek
Learn how freshwater supports life by taking a journey Up the Creek, Department of Conservation’s interactive website on the lifecycle of whitebait - an online teaching resource developed aimed at children aged 11 to 14 and is fully bilingual.
The site is highly interactive and designed to encourage children to become proactive in protecting and enhancing the environment. Full of games, activity sheets, animations and fun downloads. The site features technology, such as instant messaging, video and podcasting.
Keep New Zealand Beautiful
Keep New Zealand Beautiful is a non-profit organisation operating as a charitable trust to promote litter abatement, waste reduction and town and city beautification, set up under the New Zealand Litter Act 1979.
Maori Organisation Online Directory
The link below is to a comprehensive website directory of iwi and Māori organisations. One of its main purposes is to provide updated contact details so can be referred to as and when needed.
For the latest updates on Enviroschools' information and local stories go to the Enviroschools' Marlborough website and check our Facebook page Enviroschools Marlborough.
For more information about the National Enviroschools' programme see the Enviroschools' website.