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Environment Websites

  • BIG BLUE BUS - Students to learn about protecting the world’s water sources. Students sign up as Water Wizards. Cartoon characters introduce games and activities while teaching about “all things water".
  • BIRDS AND ANIMALS OF NEW ZEALAND - Fact sheets on New Zealand birds and animals including those now extinct. Information about NZ predators.
  • BROWN TEAL - Information about New Zealand’s critically endangered Brown Teal and the efforts being made to conserve them.
  • CHILDREN OF THE EARTH - Promotes a greater understanding and respect for animals, plants, water, soil, air and energy systems. Helps children comprehend the positive and negative environmental effects of our actions.
  • DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION (NZ) - Direct link to the getting involved for teachers section of this great resource. Teachers will find themes, resources, educational projects and programmes, resources by learning areas and levels and the wonderful 'Meet the Locals' video clips.
  • ECOKIDS - Rated by UNESCO as one of the best environmental sites in the world, this site from the Auckland Regional Council features activities and games on environmental themes that are guaranteed to motivate students aged 8-13 years of age.
  • EEKOWORLD - EekoWorld is designed to help children between 6 and 9, learn about the role they can play in taking care of the earth. EekoWorld features an engaging and interactive format.
  • ENVIROSCHOOLS - A whole school approach to learning where students plan, design and create a sustainable school with the support of their community.
  • INSECTS AND SPIDERS OF NEW ZEALAND - For primary students, years 2-6 and their teachers. It provides: information about the insects and spiders found in New Zealand/Aotearoa in an easy-to-use format.
  • KERERU DISCOVERY - Help the kereru – New Zealand's native pigeon, right in your own backyard. Kereru are critical to the survival of NZ's beautiful forests. Find out why and how to help.
  • KIDS PLANET - Species fact sheets, “wild games”, web of life, how students can help defend the environment, even a Wildlife Adoption Centre.
  • KIWI CONSERVATION CLUB - Kids helping to save the world and at the same time, learning all about New Zealand wild life. Tons on fact sheets and resources for teachers and students.
  • LESSONS CENTRAL - Dozens of lessons on a wide variety of environmental topics.
  • NATURE CHALLENGES FOR KIDS - This David Suzuki Foundation website starts out with ten simple ways you can protect nature, followed by four challenge activities that offer first-hand experience with the natural world. The “Cool Links” page connects with other environmental websites.
  • RECYCLE NEW ZEALAND - All about recycling in New Zealand – what to recyle, how to recycle …
  • RECYCLING FOR KIDS - Games, videos, quizzes … on a recycling theme.
  • THE GREEN SQUAD - This website shows how to identify and solve environmental problems. Explore a colourful virtual school room by room, and use the mouse to locate potential hazards. Site offers a wide range of fact sheets and environmental resources.
  • TUI GARDEN - Tui Garden was developed to encourage teachers to use ecological studies in their teaching, to encourage students to learn about New Zealand's unique ecology and birds – especially the tui.
  • WHAT BIRD - Whatbird is a practical bird identification tool. Whatbird includes 51 exotic and native birds species likely to be encountered in New Zealand.
  • WHAT ON EARTH? - A fun interactive environmental game for students who try to beat the clock as they test their knowledge about the earth. A great game for early finishers and highly instructional as well.
  • WWW FUN AND WILDLIFE GAMES - Who says conservation can't be fun? Send a wildlife postcard to a friend or play interactive wildlife games and learn about endangered species, wild places and global challenges along the way. Check out the WWF online Action Kit for more activities and fi
  • ZEALANDIA – The Karori Sanctuary Experience - Zealandia – The Karori Sanctuary Experience education pages provide teachers with information on: School Visits; Sleepovers; Teaching Resources and Outreach Conservation Activities. A wonderful website for Environmental Education.