Education and volunteering

Classroom in the parks

School children.
Classroom in the parks.

Educational discovery walks through a range of reserves and habitats - curriculum linked.

Students will learn about:

  • the role of a park ranger
  • native forests
  • plant and animal pests
  • wetland and estuary habitats
  • and our cultural heritage.

All walks are free, however schools must arrange transportation for their students.

  • Years 5 to 13
  • Student worksheet is provided
  • Group size: between 10 and 25 students per walk
  • Duration of walk: 2-3 hours

Participating parks

  • Rooseville Park (Pukekohe)
    A fascinating walk through mature forest plus environmental games for the students.
  • Otuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve (Mangere/Airport):
    An undulating walk through a nationally significant archaeological and cultural site. Approximately 2 hours.
  • Mangemangeroa Reserve (Howick):
    A picturesque undulating walk through farm, forest, wetland and mangrove habitats. Approximately 3 hours.
  • Clevedon Scenic Reserve (Clevedon):
    A strenuous but spectacular walk rising 225 metres above the Wairoa river, through beautiful native forest. Approximately 3 hours.
  • Totara Park (Manurewa):
    A fascinating walk through mature native forest plus environmental games for the students. Approximately 2 hours.
  • Margan's Bush/Children's Forest (Papakura)
    An educational walk through a memorial childrens forest and native bush habitat. Approximately 2 hours.

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