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Be at Butter Factory at 5pm, Tuesday 26th February for an evening of NZAEE Green drinks with Heni Unwin, Researcher/Kairangahau, Marine Technologies, Māori Research & Business...
Voting has opened to choose this year's Senior Ocean Champion.
The theme is “He Wai Rangitira” defines or denotes the underlying ancestral, spiritual, strategic and economic significance of the water to us as a people and/or as a partnership...
The Bream Head Conservation Trust is looking for a second contractor to help look after this iconic piece of Northland.
There’s a reason a garden appears more refreshed after a rain shower, rather than a douse of town supply.
Know your penguins
There has been a lot of debate in the media about biodegradable plastics – that’s because not all of these plastics are created equal.
Climate crisis: a call to action
The key to life is hope. Be that hope...
The Keep New Zealand Beautiful ‘Litter Less’ programme presents six inquiry questions that are separated into three interconnected themes and delivered over 12 lessons.
Applications are now open for the 2019 Future Leaders programme.
Backyard Kiwi invite you to come along and see wild kiwi up close before they are released at Parua Bay.
You are invited to the grand opening of the ReMakery upsycle & community space.
A free downloadable activity book to help kids understand the significance of Waitangi Day.
This comic provides a fresh approach to the story of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document.
Deadly weather: the human cost of 2018's climate disasters – visual guide
See why sperm whales were the most sought after of all the whales by the visiting whalers in the 1800's and how Māori still harvest from the deceased whales while still showing...
The relationship of the tohorā (whale) and the kauri tree has resurfaced as both of these precious taonga (gifts) have been under extreme threat in recent times.
Children are born scientists – they are innately curious about the physical environment and naturally open to making meaning through their exploration and conversations with...
Developing a deeper understanding of the state of Māori natural food and traditional resources was the drive behind the creation of the Wai Ora Wai app.
A new strategic plan will set the direction and vision for early learning, for the next 10 years.
Cloth wrapping, known as furoshiki in Japan and bojagi in Korea, is a traditional and waste-free way of wrapping gifts, packing lunchboxes, and much more.
Seed bombs are easy to make and a fun project for kids. The idea is that the ‘bombs’ can be lobbed over fences to abandoned land or down city gullies and grow into bee-attracting...
Read The Outlook For someday to see the wrap up, the standout winner, and the Someday Champions.
Don't forget to get your entries in for our Seaweek “Ocean Champions” competitions for 2019. Entering is quick and easy and you could win a family pass for the Auckland Whale and...
A map tool from Statistics New Zealand displaying pre-human and 2008 wetland distribution.
The programme is guided by the principle that every young person should be able to access the opportunity to experience adventure and challenge, develop character and compassion,...
Bees help us in so many ways - Here's one way we can help them in our own backyards. 🐝
Octopuses. Hundreds of them. Huddled on a rocky outcrop at the base of an underwater mountain.
Diving into New Zealand's 'most inaccessible places' in new virtual educational experience
Moving towards 100 percent qualified teachers in early childhood education centres and improving adult:child ratios are among some of the key proposals for change put forward by...
Boys are often reluctant writers but a primary school is starting to see improvements in literacy, writing and maths by taking an approach that connects with nature – particularly...
The ten winning submissions will win $750 of paint vouchers to go towards the painting of their mural, along with a $1000 grant on the completion of their project!
Protecting our marine world is an integrated curriculum teaching resource with New Zealand’s marine reserves as a real-life context for learning.
Today there is a real biosecurity threat from introduced predators, such as rats, possums and stoats
There are many fun ways that we can incorporate learning about sustainability into our daily lives. Find out more.
We're kaitiaki. We're guardians. This precious place is vulnerable, so we must protect it from pests and diseases.
The Stories of Ruapekapeka, a documentary highlighting Northland's most infamous armed conflict.
Expressions of interest are now open for the Young Reporters for the Environment - Litter Less programme for 2019.
Young Ocean Explorers are looking for another Young Ocean Explorers Presenter! Applications close on Monday 17 December 2018.
You better BEElieve that bees will come flying to your bee hotel! Find out how to make one.
This year, AUT - Auckland University of Technology's Applab, Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre, Goat Island Dive & Snorkel and NIWA teamed up with students and teachers at Leigh...
Watch the return of burrow-nesting seabirds to Ipipiri.
Great Mercury was one of the first sites of human habitation in New Zealand. Last year, a radical new public-private partnership sought to rid the island of pests.
Whangarei Boys' High School feature in this case study about building student aspiration for the future.
88% of people who saw 'Blue Planet II' have now changed their lifestyle. Find out more.
Developing compassion and respect for marine mammals is key and children play a vital role in the future of these animals.
A new Te Reo Māori version of a popular maths resource has enabled students at a kura in Hamilton to complete activities that they previously couldn't.
Does your Bird of the Year feature in a book?
Winners of the Copyright Licensing Education Award were announced at the uLearn18 conference at SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland.
The Nature Education Network, has a collection of conferences on offer to adults.
If you have a class of budding gardeners, conservationists and environmental champions and have a project in mind to help protect Aotearoa's environment for generations to come?...
There are currently almost 50,000 native trees to give to community groups, landowners, schools or NGOs that are looking for a hand up for their planting projects. Apply now, the...
Nga Purapura 2019, Kaeo's Free Festival for children and young people.
It's a Bugs Life, How to help young children do science.
Explore the impact people and introduced predators have had on the unique wildlife of Aotearoa New Zealand, with this Predator Free Resource Kit
Order your latest issue of Toitoi - A Journal for Young Writers and Artists
The Kiki Kiwi & Friends ‘Litter Less’ education hub for Year 1 to Year 7 students.
Today marks the start of Save Kiwi Month, a nationwide campaign supported by Kiwis for Kiwi.
Strengthening our Language, Strengthening our Environment.
A series comprises technical works describe New Zealand's invertebrate marine life.
The Māori Language Commission have lots of resources available.
Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research has new resources available.
Primary and intermediate schools across New Zealand are testing mānuka for a natural weedkiller.
Antarctica New Zealand have put out a wide range of teaching resources about Antarctica.
The Education Central website offers competitions and resources galore for eco-friendly schools.
Become a ‘Young Ocean Explorer’, explore New Zealand’s fascinating underwater world and put your knowledge to the test with interactive quizzes.
Science Learning Hub have just released some new resources. Find out more.
The Otago University have collected resources on the marine studies. These resources include teacher guides, identification and fact sheets, games and activities.
The Orca Research Trust and local film maker Kina Scollay are asking for any sightings of Orca around our coastline.
Check out creative ideas and uses for upcycling pallets!
Register for a Northland Whitebait Connection freshwater education programme for your school!
The Department of Conservation provides great resources to support conservation teaching and learning. Find out more.
The future of bees in New Zealand is under threat. Find out how you can help conserve the humble bumble bee.
The 'Forest in your pocket' app helps trampers identify different native tree species while out and about in our bush.
Hands on science, technology, engineering and math projects for kid's.
Disability consultant, activist and blogger Robyn Hunt's 21 book suggestions, from picture books to Young Adult, that illuminate experiences of disability.
Join a class and put your knowledge of our big blue backyard to the test with fun assignments!
Teachers often ask what Māori content is available on the Science Learning Hub. They have a wide range of resources including articles, teaching and learning activities and videos.
Schools can use the primary industries to help students study a wide range of learning areas.
Trade Aid is excited to present a new collection of free online innovative and inspiring teaching resources.