We’ve collated resources from around NZ about our unique and special species. If you know of any others, please email us.
Unit for Levels: 3-4. Find out how the wētā evolved, why it’s threatened and how we are protecting this ancient insect.
This resource is supported by Meet the Locals episode Mahoenui wētā.
Inquiry unit for Levels: 2-4. This resource is an integrated unit of teaching and learning material about the tāiko/black petrel and other seabirds, for use in primary schools.
Unit for Levels: 3-4. Explore the features of some of our most endangered birds and the recovery programmes, techniques and technology that is helping them survive. This resource is supported by Meet the Locals episodes; Takahē , Takahē Release , Tiritiri Matangi , Meet the Kākāpō , Saving the Kākāpō, Black Robin , Kōkako, Kōkako Translocation, Toroa.
A classroom activity for Levels 1-4 to learn about one of New Zealand’s most endangered species.
Inquiry unit that covers years 1-8. This classroom ready resource is broken into Junior and Senior levels and covers all aspects of the endangered whio / blue duck and how to help them.
A science unit plan for levels 3-4 based around the evolution of our native birds and various conservation methods.
Level 3 programme focusing on tūī and their importance in New Zealand. Developed by the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust for Canterbury schools.
Level 2 programme focusing on morepork and their importance in New Zealand. Developed by the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust for Canterbury schools.
A comprehensive environmental education teaching resource packed full of fun and educational activities aligned with Levels 1 – 4 of the New Zealand Curriculum
Year 10 ecology curriculum on Blue Penguins, teacher notes and lesson plans.
Read the latest research on our native species here.