We have identified a range of field trips available for schools in the Auckland region.
Please note: this list of field trips is not exhaustive and if you know of any others, please email us.
|Ark in the Park||Educators can visit your school and discuss the Ark in the Park conservation programme. There is an option to follow up with a field trip at neighbouring project Matuku Link.||No charge.||Get in touch|
|Auckland Council||Learning Through Experience school programmes provides a range of hands-on programmes suitable for preschool, primary, intermediate and secondary students. They also have a strong Sustainable Schools team which may be able to support your school with monitoring & trapping resources and education.||Various - typically $5 per student, sometimes free if self guided.||See website.
|Auckland Zoo||Education sessions for students from early childhood to tertiary. Programmes offered include 'Awesome Aotearoa — what makes NZ species unique' and for secondary students 'Urban Ark — what threatens our unique species'. Self-guided zoo visits are also an option and teacher resources are provided. An outreach programme is available for year 5-13 students including a full day/overnight conservation field trip to Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary.||ECE - $5 p/s.|
Primary - secondary $10 p/s.
Tertiary $13 p/s.
Outreach field trip $75 p/s.
Low decile schools eligible for the Zoofari programme.
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|Glenfern Sanctuary||School groups (primary & secondary) can arrange guided tours to the Sanctuary on Great Barrier Island. Focus can be tailored to requirements but is usually specific to the Sanctuary. A Hillary Outdoor Education Centre is based on the island and visits usually include a guided tour of Glenfern Sanctuary.||Depends on requirements. Payment in volunteer hours in welcomed. School groups will need to arrange travel and accommodation on the island.||Get in touch|
|Matuku Link||Teacher-led/supported. Large covered site with access to bush, wetlands where patake have been released and a plant nursery. Informal education sessions covering NZ conservation issues in general but more specifically wetland and water issues. Schools can arrange be-spoke environmental education visits to the site or join monthly volunteer sessions (planting/weeding/nursery). An environmental educator may be able to support an outreach program run by the school.||No charge.||Get in touch|
|Shakespear Open Sanctuary||SOSSI offer a range of Sanctuary experiences and tailor visits to learning objectives. Hosting primary and secondary schools, local experts can talk on a number of conservation topics; wetland, stream, scrub, forest and seashore habitats; plants and animals of the park; the impact of predator eradication on native plants and animals; bird relocation; the cultural history of the area and the workings of the farm integrated with the Sanctuary.||$2 per student.||Get in touch|
|Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary Society (TOSSI)||Schools planning a day trip or an overnight camp can arrange a talk about the Sanctuary and TOSSI. Guided walks and the option of conservation-focused activities in the park are available too.||No charge.||Get in touch|
|Tiritiri Matangi Open Sanctuary||Offers a comprehensive range of educational programmes, closely tied to the curriculum, for students from years 1 -13 and tertiary levels. An education resource is available for years 3-10 providing trip preparation plans, activities for the ferry crossing and opportunities to be a scientist on the island.||$2.00 per student. Fullers360 ferries offer discounted rates for school parties to Tiritiri Matangi Island. Deciles 1-6 schools can apply to their Growing Minds fund which offers funding for visits.||Get in touch|
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