Consider taking a first step towards protecting our marine family by combating plastic pollution.
Learn how to plan and plant a garden to attract native birds.
This booklet is full of practical ideas and activities for exploring nature with children, both in your own backyard or further afield.
The world’s habitats are in danger and you can help save them. Download Habitat, visit nature locations in Wellington to start collecting virtual habitat pins.
Help stop the spread of weeds in New Zealand. Earn a Kiwi Guardians medal for becoming a warrior in the War of Weeds!
These interesting short and overnight walks are great options for getting outdoors with children.
Get involved with DOC volunteer activities in your region.
Get involved in conserving our lizards by creating an inviting home for them in your garden.
Today's garden flowers can be tomorrow's weeds - find out what you can do to reduce the spread of invasive weeds from your garden.
One of the best ways you can look after the native birds and lizards in your backyard is by protecting them from rats and mice.
Build a home for wētā to protect them from being eaten by rats, stoats, cats and hedgehogs.
We Kiwis love our backyard. Whether our own gardens, parks or our big kiwi backyard! Because we love it, we want to take care of it.
Birds and bugs such as spiders, moths, beetles, earthworms and stick insects like green backyards. They move in. Use our checklist to find out how 'green' your garden is.
Take a garden insect census to see if you have a good range of bugs and beetles in your backyard.
See what fascinating things you can find out in nature.
Get a team together with gloves and rubbish sacks to see how much rubbish you can remove.
Use your detective skills and help us track down pests like rats, stoats and mice. Earn a Kiwi Guardians medal for becoming a Pest Detective!
Take a quiz to find out how conservation friendly your cat is and read tips for improving your score.
An activity programme for kids to learn about nature, earn cool rewards and go on epic family adventures.
Take part in local conservation events.
14-22 September 2019 - Help us celebrate 50 years of Conservation Week.