Events and courses

Dates and details for events happening in your region.

Three young people on a sea biscuit on land.

Keeping safe on a sea biscuit.

September / October 2024

Enviroschools Encounters provide hands-on and discovery experiences focused on the environment for Year 4 – 8 students. Each year, a new theme gives teachers resources and inspiration for future teaching and learning. Past themes have included: the ngahere, farm, water, energy, eco-tourism, sustainable business and art. 

This year’s theme is Ngā Wai - exploring the significance of water, local ecosystems and actions we can take to care for this precious resource.

Kaipara Whangārei Far North

Thursday, 26 September

Thursday, 17 October

Thursday, 24 October

Child in a kayak.

Kayaking on the coast.

March 2024

The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana - is New Zealand’s annual national week celebrating the sea.

Theme | Celebrating Sea Creatures of Aotearoa

Morag Vasilaki – Northland Seaweek Co-ordinator – is compiling a list of all Seaweek events taking place during Term 1 of 2024. Contact Morag at: [email protected] if you are planning to hold a Seaweek event in Te Taitokerau during Term 1 of 2024, and if you would like to apply for funding for the event.

Visit: for more general information.

People looking at marine pests in jars.

Getting up close to pickled marine pests.

Thursday 21 March 2024

The Marine Biosecurity education module is designed for Years 5-8 and aims to create real-life science capabilities in an engaging learning resource. Visit: to view the Marine biosecurity education module.

This free-of-charge professional learning opportunity will unpack online and practical components of the module. Participants will make the links to their local curriculum, learn about marine pests and their impacts and explore opportunities to inspire student-led action.

Venue | Onerahi Yacht Club, Beach Road, Onerahi, Whangārei

Register by 7 March |

For more information about the workshop download the flyer (PDF 1.76 MB).

Man and child with wheelbarrow.

Caretakers' workshop - getting the mahi done.

Wednesday 17 April 2024

At this free-of-charge workshop, school and centre caretakers / property managers will learn more about waste management, animal and plant pest control and other sustainable practices, plus discover ways to involve students in their work.

Venue | Oromahoe School, 50 Oromahoe School Road, Oromahoe

Register by 15 April | Register online now

Setting the trap on a tree.

Setting the trap.

Project Pest Control develops skills and provides qualifications in controlling possums, mustelids, rodents and feral cats. The course involves theory and in-field training, and career opportunities are investigated.  See for more information.

Kaipara Whangārei Far North

Kai Iwi Lakes Education Centre

Skills workshop 2-3 May

Assessment day 4 July

Kiwi North

Skills workshop 20-21 June

Assessment day 22 August

Lonsdale Park, near Kaeo

Skills workshop 7-8 August

Assessment day 17 September
Two men fencing a waterway.

Fencing the wai.

The Enviroschools WaiRestoration project engages young people and local communities in the restoration of waterways and biodiversity. The WaiFencing project stream develops skills and provides qualifications for building fences to exclude stock from waterways and other areas of biodiversity significance. See for more information.

Whangārei Far North

Wiegersma Farm, Kokopu, Whangārei

Skills workshops - 14 March

Assessment day - 23 May

Rangiputa Station

Skills workshop - 9 April

Assessment day - 6 June

Students using microscopes.

Will I find my future here?

August 2025 - dates to be confirmed

An interactive careers event for year 10-13 students destined for tertiary study.

Whangārei | Dates and venue to be confirmed
Far North | Dates and venue to be confirmed

For further information about these events and courses, contact the education team:

E: [email protected] | P: 0800 002 004