IntroductionFind other New Zealand websites that support conservation teaching and learning.
Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research
Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research have a range of resources to support learning about and identifying plants and animals.
Their website also has activities to support schools participate in the Garden Bird Survey.
National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa)
The Topic Explorer helps you find quality, curated resources on a range of topics to support and inspire inquiry. Each topic features a carefully selected set of national and international resources, including websites, images, videos, books and more.
AnyQuestions is a free online reference service for all New Zealand school students via live text based chat. It is staffed by librarians across New Zealand between 1pm-6pm weekdays. Students can log on and ask a real librarian questions to help with a school topic.
Nature Space is a website for groups, individuals and landowners undertaking ecological restoration in New Zealand. Visit the website to learn about local restoration projects, and to connect with conservation groups in your community.
NIWA is New Zealand's leading provider of atmospheric and aquatic science. Providing education resources is part of NIWA's commitment to helping young New Zealanders learn about science and technology.
Royal Forest and Bird Society
Forest & Bird works to preserve New Zealand's natural heritage and native species. They also co-ordinate hands-on restoration projects and educate people about environmental issues through their children's club, Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC), publications and public awareness campaigns.
KCC now has over 16,000 members throughout New Zealand who receive the Wild Things magazine. The magazines make topics like wild rivers, marine reserves and worms fun for kids using a range of articles, cartoons, games & even plays!
Royal Society of New Zealand
The Royal Society of New Zealand is an independent statutory organisation that promotes and advances science, technology and the humanities in New Zealand. The website lists various science learning opportunities for students and teachers.
Science Learning Hub
The Science Learning Hub is a place to find out more about New Zealand science. Watch scientists in action with short video clips, find out what questions are being asked, and explore some of the key ideas. There are loads of free, quality-assured teaching resources to support school science learning.
Te Ara, the Encyclopedia of New Zealand is a comprehensive guide to our peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.
Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI)
Te Kete Ipurangi – the online knowledge basket – is New Zealand's bilingual education portal and is an initiative of the Ministry of Education. Here you will find information about the education for sustainability guidelines for schools, curriculum learning materials and other useful links.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is one of the world's largest conservation organizations. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment and build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. The website has a collection of articles, ideas and links to support lesson planning.
Pūtātara – a call to action
Pūtātara encourages schools and teachers to create learning opportunities that expand learners’ understanding of complex issues and take action for change. The resource is aligned to best practice in local curriculum design, education for global citizenship, and environmental education.