Introduction

Outdoor Classroom Day on 20 May 2021, is part of a global movement to make time outdoors part of every child’s day. Be in to win one of our prize packs by joining the movement.

Highlights

To inspire and celebrate outdoor play and learning we have two prize packs on offer.

We have developed new activity cards to support teachers, a nature kit for the winning class and a teacher wellbeing pack. Find out how to be in to win below.

Prize packs include vouchers worth up to $150 and many other items.

Research tells us learning in nature:

  • is good for our wellbeing and health
  • keeps tamariki active
  • increases attention and academic outcomes
  • improves social skills

Learning in nature activity cards and poster

Try our six new nature activities, designed to help you teach outside. These cards focus on wellbeing and getting active. They are an easy, fast and fun way to get your class outside and into nature.

We’ve included Mātauranga Māori and curriculum ideas to take the learning further. 

Download the activity cards and poster

English

Te reo Māori

Be in to win

Win a well-being prize

Go in the draw to win a teacher wellbeing prize pack by completing our short survey. Sign up below, and a link to the survey will be emailed to you after 20 May 2021.

Sign up for the prize draw and/or Pitopito Korero

Tick if we have your permission to:

Win a prize pack by sharing your Outdoor Classroom Day stories

Post your Outdoor Classroom Day photos #TeachOutsideNZ and you could win our social stories prize pack.

The prize pack includes a $50 voucher from The Children’s Bookshop, make your own nature kit and five learning in nature activity cards.

Stories shared on social media

See some of the stories shared so far on social media below:

 

Winner will be contacted via email and announced on this web page and/or through our Instagram or Facebook pages.

Terms and conditions

Contact

If you have any questions, contact us by emailing conservED@doc.govt.nz

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