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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".

Due to Covid-19, instead of running kanohi ki te kanohi events, we will be providing a hybrid experience made up of a kit containing hands-on activity material and online resources.

Register your school’s/centre’s interest by Emailing: [email protected]


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.

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

Morag Vasilaki – Northland Seaweek Co-ordinator – is compiling a list of all Seaweek events taking place during Term 1 of 2022. Contact Morag at [email protected] if you are planning to hold a Seaweek event in Te Taitokerau during Term 1 of 2022, and if you would like to apply for funding for the event.

Visit: for more general information.

Teacher's Pest Control Workshop

*Subject to being at Orange under New Zealand’s traffic light settings (COVID-19 Protection Framework).

People in hi-vis watching trapping demonstration.

In a classroom with a difference.

24 May - Kamo War Memorial Hall; Cnr Boswell & Grant Sts, Kamo, Whangārei

Gain knowledge, skills and confidence in trapping animal pests and help nature thrive!

  • See how other teachers integrate pest control into their curriculum
  • Take part in an afternoon field trip to Pukenui Forest
  • For ECE, primary and secondary school teachers
  • Morning tea and lunch provided
  • Free traps and teacher release funding available.

Register your interest by completing the online registration form

Project Pest Control

*Subject to being at Orange under New Zealand's traffic light settings (COVID-19 Protection Framework).

Pest traps on a wall with people in background.

Learning about pest control.

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. The cost is $350 / student (paid for by schools).  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 18-20 May

Assessment day 28 July

Whangārei Heads

Skills workshop 17 – 19 August

Assessment day 26 September

Lonsdale Park, near Kaeo

Skills workshop 28 - 30 June

Assessment day 25 August

WaiRestoration - WaiFencing

*Subject to being at Orange under New Zealand's traffic light settings (COVID-19 Protection Framework).

Hand holding knot in wire.

A figure of 8 knot worth keeping.

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. The cost is $350 / student (paid for by schools). 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

Donagh Farm

Skills workshops - select 10 or 11 March

525 Kokopu Road

Assessment day – 29 July

Kapiro Station, Kerikeri

Skills workshop 14 June

Bay of Islands College

Assessment day – 2 August

Rangiputa Station

Skills workshop 2 September

Assessment day 28 September


Dune Lakes Days

*Subject to being at Orange under New Zealand's traffic light settings (COVID-19 Protection Framework).

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. 

Waimimiha - Ahipara Kai Iwi Ruakaka Rotokawau - Poutō
12 January 8 September  15 September 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