Teach outsideOutdoor 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.
Sharing your experiences in nature
Stories from ECEs and schools about their experiences in nature and environmental action projects. We hope these stories help inspire others to connect, learn and take action to protect their local nature.
Ranger kōrero – the big picture
A series of short films presented by DOC rangers. They explore key concepts in our unique New Zealand environment and how all of us can enjoy and protect our nature.
Local field trips
Find resources to help plan field trips to experience nature beyond your school grounds.
Benefits of teaching and learning in nature
Nature provides a rich, real life context for cross-curricular learning, as well as a many health and well being benefits.
Inquiry unit: In your environmentUse this series of resources to encourage primary and intermediate students to go outdoors, explore and connect to a local green space, eg school grounds, local park.
Inquiry unit: Protecting our marine worldUse this resource to learn how to protect our unique marine environment.
Inquiry unit: Protecting our estuariesUse this resource to learn about, explore and protect our unique estuarine environments.
Find videos to inspire others to get involved in conservation education on DOC's playlist on Youtube.
Let us know if you have any questions or recommendations
Share your stories
Share your stories about learning and teaching in nature. Show others what you've done and also help encourage them.