Education and volunteering

School and youth programmes

There are lots of opportunities to participate in programmes and activities either at your school or in the natural environment.

Adopt a park.

Adopt a park

Students take a hands-on role in caring for their local reserve by monitoring wildlife or pests, reporting damage and planting trees.

Community shellfish monitoring.

Community shellfish monitoring

Shellfish monitoring provides an ecological health indicator for the beaches of the Hauraki Gulf. It also aims to increase environmental awareness of the shellfish harvesting limits.



Enviroschools is a facilitated Education for Sustainability programme that uses a whole school approach to benefit the school and wider community.

Green Jam

Green Jam

A one-day youth sustainability forum which aims to provide young people with opportunities to learn about issues that matter to them, and to work together for a sustainable future.

Outreach advisory service.

Outreach advisory service

An advisory service for Education for Sustainability projects or programmes in schools, covering topics like sustainability, healthy waterways and harbours, biodiversity and biosecurity (pest animals and plants).

Park ranger visits.

Park ranger visits

Local park rangers in the south will visit schools on request and talk to students about topics such as ecology, sports, and park operations.

Trees for survival.

Trees for survival

This is a hands-on programme in which school students raise and nurture a range of native tree seedlings.

Wai Care.

Wai Care

A water quality monitoring, education and action programme for community groups and schools in the Auckland region.

WasteWise Schools.

WasteWise Schools

An Education for Sustainability programme that helps schools to reduce their waste and teaches students best waste reduction practices.

Youth sustainability programmes.

Youth sustainability programmes

Education for Sustainability youth leadership programmes for secondary students.

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