We have identified a range of field trips available for schools in the Waikato region.
|Kids Greening Taupō||Kids Greening Taupō help develop restoration projects in school grounds or within walking distance. They can support students to organise and implement collaborative restoration projects and conservation events themselves. Professional development workshops are offered to teachers looking to use the natural environment as a learning context. Kindergarten through to high school students can do workshops with Predator free Taupō, who also support students predator control projects.||No charge.||Get in touch|
|Mt Pirongia Restoration Society||An outdoor education centre with accomodation offering school group sessions ranging from a half day up to five days (four nights). They can link to curriculum or NZQA as needed. They focus on three key areas: streams, investigating insects and plant biodiversity. Local schools can also contact the Society to assist with stoat trapping or for one-off school visits.||Various, depending on needs but starts at $15 per student for a 1/2 day session.||Get in touch
|Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society||Local school groups can connect to find out about managing a mustelid trapping line or a one-off school visit.||No charge||Get in touch|
|Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari||Spend up to 4 hours with experienced and knowledgeable educators in the protected forest ecosystem on Maungatautari. Students will discuss conservation challenges facing our unique wildlife and learn new skills in monitoring and pest control to become kaitiaki in their own backyards. The programme can be tailored to include relevant NCEA standards. Teachers are encouraged to visit Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari for pre-visits or on special teacher open days.||$11 per student.||Get in touch|
|The Karioi Project||Place-based outdoor learning including hands on activities, workshops and ranger opportunities. Also offers the 'Manaaki Ao' program through Raglan Area school - for year 9 and 10 and a full year NCEA sustainability program for year 12 and 13. All programs are based around three ecosystems - land, water and sea. ||POA - costing depends on the program offered.||Get in touch|
|Waitomo Education Centre||The Waitomo Education Centre is contracted to the Ministry of Education to facilitate Learning Experiences Outside The Classroom (LEOTC) for all New Zealand registered schools. Offerings range from day-trips to week-long camps, and can include visits to the Kiwi House and Native bird Park, or monitoring and predator control training.||POA, varies depending on requirements.||Get in touch|