For Students

Programmes for Young People

Our ‘Educate for Nature’ programme aims to connect children and young people with their land throughout their school years through impactful hands-on activities. Participants learn through experience and participation and make meaningful contributions to improving their local environment and native habitats in Wānaka and the wider region.

This programme is made possible with thanks to the Sargood Bequest, Di Buchan Environmental Trust, Skycity Community Fund and Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Education For Students

Programmes for All Ages

Our education programme engages learners through their whole student journey from early childhood, through the primary school years and into secondary school. We love working with ECE centres, schools, homeschool groups and holiday programmes to connect our young people with their local places. Our programmes are designed and facilitated by trained and experienced educators who understand what works for different age groups.

Seasonal Focus: Nursery, Community Planting and Outreach

We work with the seasons, which means planting during autumn and winter (Terms 2 and 3) and a focus on watering and maintenance during the hotter months (Terms 1 and 4).

  • Te Kākano Nursery: hands-on learning about seeds, propagation, plant life cycles, the importance and impact of volunteering, and lots of nature play in our kānuka forest
  • Community Planting Sites: based on the seasons, students can take part in planting, mulching, watering, monitoring, and community education events
  • Schools and Centres: our educators can visit your learning spaces and deliver programmes related to: local plants, seed dispersal, plant relationships & uses, and more.

We also support teachers to plan and carry out planting, maintenance and monitoring (biodiversity) within your school or centre grounds.

Contact our Education Manager, Jo Guest, to find out more…

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