Canterbury and West Coast field trips

Orana Wildlife ParkProvide an LEOTC education programme with qualified teachers providing custom written, interactive learning experiences for students ranging from Year 1 to Year 13. Programmes for visiting schools are adapted to requested topic/themes and generally include conservation advocacy and a visit to at least one native species exhibit.Year 1 - 10 $8.10.
Year 11 - 13 $9.00.
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Arthur's Pass Outdoor Education CentreThe YMCA offers primary and secondary school students an experiential learning through engaging, effective and enjoyable outdoor activities and well cared for accommodation. They provide a programme designed around what each school wants to learn and includes a guided walk. $60 per person per night 24 hours - includes programme, food (to prepare) and lodge accommodation. Requires a 1 to 6 adult to student ratio.Get in touch
Willowbank Wildlife ReserveWillowbank welcomes school groups to experience many different species up close, including native birds and their famous Kiwi house. Option to add on a Keeper Talk with a focus on endangered species, sustainability, habitats, kiwi or kea. Allow 1.5-2 hours.Years 0-8: $6.00 per student
Years 9-13: $9.50
Add on Keeper Talk $2.50 per student, Animal food $3.00 per bag
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NZ Conservation TrustTours at their kiwi breeding centre based at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve (Sept/Oct to March/April). Meet newly hatched chicks and learn all about the Operation Nest Egg Programmes. Tour takes up to 1 hour. Can also visit schools with a live tuatara and talk about kiwi and tuatara (or other preferred species). The hour-long talk covers issues such as why the creatures are endangered, habitats, predators and breeding programmes.Tour of kiwi breeding centre: contact for schools pricing

Visit to school: $3 per student, mileage costs may be charged over 40km.
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