'The Sea and Me' teachers resource - free download here

'The Trees and Me' teachers resource - free download here

'The Bugs and Me' teachers resource - free download here

Environmental Education - General Resources





An action-based approach to education through which children and young people plan, design and implement sustainable projects and become catalysts for change in their families and the wider community.

Te Aho Tū Roa: working in te reo Māori immersion contexts with tamariki and rangatahi, whānau, hapū and iwi.


Garden to Table


The Garden to Table Trust is a charitable organisation which operates a curriculum integrated programme where children aged between 7 and 10 learn about fresh seasonal food.


Kiwi Conservation Club (Forest & Bird)


This is ‘junior Forest & Bird’ aimed at children aged between 3 – 13 years.  Members receive the Wild Things magazine with topics ranging from sharks to worms and global warming. KCC Coordinators arrange adventures for members in most places around NZ and some KCC clubs get involved in local conservation projects eg tree-planting, seed ball making, beach care, lizard gardens and nesting boxes for little blue penguins.


Environmental issues: Conservation, waste management and recycling

(under High Interest Topics on Services to Schools website)


Ministry for the Environment: Environmental Education Resources

A wide range of online resources and curriculum-related material for environmental education.



Guidelines for Environmental Education in New Zealand Schools


An online version of Guidelines for Environmental Education in New Zealand Schools (MOE, 1999) with useful information for planning education for sustainability teaching and learning programmes.


New Zealand Association for Environmental Education

http://nzaee.org.nz/resources-links/ - Includes links and resources.




A school-based recycling programme.  Provides resources and equipment needed for schools to set up their own in-house paper and cardboard recycling systems.  Schools are rewarded with eco-sourced native plants for their efforts.


Nelson Environment Centre


Energy wise resources for schools, including:


Sustainability Trust


Excellent resources on their website. 


Cloak of Protection – an environmental game about NZ birds and their predators.


About NZ birds & their predators. Winner of Children's Choice Award 2013, NZ Games Association.