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
Te reo Māori
Win a well-being prize
Go in the draw to win a teacher wellbeing prize pack by completing our short survey. Sign up below.
Sign up for the prize draw and/or Pitopito Korero
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.
If you have any questions, contact us by emailing conservED@doc.govt.nz