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 www.nrc.govt.nz/reflections for more information.

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


Enviroschools Encounters 2024

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. 

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 | To be confirmed

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: www.seaweek.org.nz for more general information.

Project Pest Control

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 nrc.govt.nz/projectpestcontrol 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

WaiRestoration - WaiFencing

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 nrc.govt.nz/wairestoration 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

Find Your Future

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

Contact details

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

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