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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.

Go to Ministry of Education

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.

Go to Department of Conservation

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.

Go to Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

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).

Go to Department of Conservation

Marine NZ

A new site all about New Zealand's marine environment. Lots of images and a range of resources designed specifically for teachers and students.

Go to Marine NZ

Sustainability Action in New Zealand

An excellent range of resources about reducing your impact with rubbish, water, energy, building, transport, gardening and shopping.

Go to Ministry for the Environment

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.

Go to Ministry for Primary Industries website

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.

Go to New Zealand Association for Environmental Education

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.

Ecological Footprint

Answer a series of questions to calculate your personal ecological footprint: more suitable for intermediate and secondary students

Go to Ministry for the Environment

STARfish

Online resources for teachers and students on New Zealand's fisheries and fisheries management.

Go to Ministry for Primary Industries

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.

Go to Treasures of the Seas

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.

Go to biodiversity website

Ecokids

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.

Go to Ecokids

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.

Go to Keep New Zealand Beautiful

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.

Go to Te Puni Kokiri/Ministry of Māori Development

Enviroschools

For the latest updates on Enviroschools' information and local stories go to the Enviroschools' Marlborough website and check our Facebook page Enviroschools Marlborough.

Enviroschools' Marlborough website

For more information about the National Enviroschools' programme see the Enviroschools' website.

Enviroschools' website