In addition to national events such as Conservation Week, Arbor Day and Seaweek, you can take part in events organised by individual regions.
Put your dog through Kiwi/bird aversion training and learn more about kiwi and the threat dogs are to them, especially in Northland.
The Kiwi Ranger programme on Tiritiri Matangi is a fun way for families to get to know this really inspiring place!
Visit some of the hidden treasures of the Rodney area by participating in this programme.
27 December 2013 - 26 January 2014. Showcasing, celebrating and acknowledging all things conservation, Mahi Aroha brings together the Central Plateau’s stunning natural and historical treasures in an exciting summer programme.
With Kiwi Ranger to guide you, you can explore the surrounding forest and discover the mauri (life force) of the amazing Te Āpiti Manawatū Gorge.
Be part of the first annual Manawatu Walking Festival, to be held in February/March 2014.
In the heart of Napier is Ahuriri Estuary. Kiwi Ranger will guide you to discover why this place is so amazing and why it's such an important home for many special birds and animals.
Take a guided tour along an educational trap line and explain the reasoning, process and results of forest restoration. Available year-round.
Become a Kiwi Ranger - pick up a booklet at the Nelslon Lakes National Park Visitor Centre.
Pick up a self-guided kiwi ranger booklet at the Totaranui camp office.
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 April 2014Come celebrate Kaikoura's seabirds at this weekend event organised by the Hutton's Shearwater Charitable Trust.
Become a history detective, have sword fights with icicles and explore rusty relics in a ghost town with Kiwi Ranger.
Want to be an honorary ranger? Find out more about the Franz Josef Kiwi Ranger programme.
Ever wanted to be a conductor of nature’s orchestra? You can do all this and more, by becoming a Kiwi Ranger at Paparoa National Park.
Pick up your self-guided Kiwi Ranger booklet from Black Cat Ferries, the Lyttelton i-SITE, the Christchurch DOC Visitor Centre at the Botanic Gardens or from the Mahaanui Area DOC Office in Sockburn.
Pick up a self-guided kiwi ranger booklet at the national park visitor centre.
Children visiting the Otago region are being offered the chance to become honorary rangers through a new fun conservation learning programme.
AnytimePlay date with nature is a free practical guide to spending quality time in the outdoors for all the family.
AnytimeMake toys that will help entertain our kea and kākā at the Te Anau Wildlife Centre.
DailyMake the most of this wonderful daily opportunity to join DOC rangers as they feed our beautiful takahē at Te Anau Wildlife Centre.
MonthlyFiordland local, Ray Willett, will delight you with his tales of adventure on the Milford Track. The talk takes place monthly.
Find more regional activities around:
World Wetlands Day
Other national events
For more information contact your local DOC office