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Enviroschools events

Enviroschools Bronze, Silver & Green-Gold Reflections

Children and teachers at Onerahi Kindergarten.

Congratulations Onerahi Kindergarten!

Sharing and decision-making sessions and the accompanying celebrations take place throughout the year

The reflections process celebrates each Enviroschool's unique, student-led achievements towards a more healthy, peaceful and sustainable community. It sets a framework of stages – from Bronze, to Silver, through to Green-Gold – reflecting steps on the school's journey. It's also a way to inspire and engage the wider community.

See for more information.

Contact your Enviroschools facilitator to book in for an Enviroschools reflection.


Enviroschools Encounters 2022

Hands holding soil with seedling.

Taking climate action.

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. The 2022 Enviroschools Encounters theme is "Taking Climate Action".

Whangārei Kaipara Kaitaia
16 March 18 March 31 March


Child in a kayak.

Kayaking on the coast.

5 - 13 March 2022

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

Visit: for more information.

Theme | "Connecting with our Seas - Toi Moana, Toi Tangata"

Project Pest Control

Pest traps on a wall with people in background.

Learning about pest control.

2022 dates and venues to be confirmed

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.

NCEA Unit Standards Level 2: 20794, 20795 and Level 3: 20793, 29335, 29336, 29338 (25 credits).

Kaipara Whangārei Far North

Kai Iwi Lakes Education Centre

Skills workshop 23-25 February

Assessment day 8 April
Skills and assessment workshop dates TBC

Lonsdale Park, Matauri Bay

Skills workshop 31May-2June

Assessment day 4 August

WaiRestoration - WaiFencing

Hand holding knot in wire.

A figure of 8 knot worth keeping.

2022 dates to be confirmed

The Enviroshcools 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.

NCEA Unit Standards Level 2: 24822, 24832, 24833, 24834, 24836, 561 and Level 3: 37 (30 credits).

Whangārei Mid North Far North

Skills and assessment workshop dates TBC

Bay of Islands College

Skills workshop 5 May

Assessment day 2 August

Rangiputa Station

Skills workshop 2 September

Assessment day 28 September


Dune Lakes Days

Students using a schmack kit.

Dune Lakes education - water quality.

‘Getting to know your dune lake’ days include action stations centred on pest and native fish, dune lakes plants, tuna (eels), and water quality testing. This is a Freshwater Improvement Fund Dune Lakes Project education initiative. 

Far North Lake Waimimiha Rotopotaka - Karikari Kai Iwi Lakes Ruakaka Rotokawau - Poutō
12 January 1 March  4 May 12 May 1 June

Find Your Future

Students using microscopes.

Will I find my future here?

August 2023 - dates to be confirmed

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

Venues | TBC

Contact details

For further information contact Susan Karels, Education Manager | Northland Regional Council

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