Learn how to plan and plant a garden to attract native birds.
Get involved in conserving our lizards by creating an inviting home for them in 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.
See what fascinating things you can find out in nature.
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.
Get involved with DOC volunteer activities in your region.
Get a team together with gloves and rubbish sacks to see how much rubbish you can remove.
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.
An activity programme for kids to learn about nature, earn cool rewards and go on epic family adventures.
Build a home for wētā to protect them from being eaten by rats, stoats, cats and hedgehogs.
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!
Help stop the spread of weeds in New Zealand. Earn a Kiwi Guardians medal for becoming a warrior in the War of Weeds!
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.
Take a quiz to find out how conservation friendly your cat is and read tips for improving your score.
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.
These interesting short and overnight walks are great options for getting outdoors with children.
Take part in local conservation events.
Conservation Week is run by DOC each year to encourage people to get involved in nature and help to take care of it