ProviderOffering CostContact details
Ark in the ParkEducators 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 CouncilLearning 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 ZooEducation 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 LinkTeacher-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 SanctuarySOSSI 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 SanctuaryOffers 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