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Learning Through Experience school programmes

​What these programmes are about

Experienced educators and park rangers take students on a journey through curriculum-based experiences on environmental and sustainability issues.

There are a range of hands-on programmes suitable for preschool, primary, intermediate and secondary students.

The programmes will develop a connectedness to nature and inspire students to extend their sustainability journey.

Our purpose-built teaching facilities located in our parks network are a natural venue for hands-on experiential learning.

 

 

Arataki Visitor Centrehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=10Arataki Visitor CentreWaitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearSecondary school
Biodiversity Alert!https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=11Biodiversity Alert!Waitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Biological Impacts of Pest Control (Sci1.12)https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=12Biological Impacts of Pest Control (Sci1.12)Waitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearSecondary school
Sea Shore Safarihttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=64Sea Shore SafariŌmana Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Arataki Nursery Adventurehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=7Arataki Nursery AdventureWaitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Arataki Nursery Adventurehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=8Arataki Nursery AdventureWaitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearSecondary school
Arataki Visitor Centrehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=9Arataki Visitor CentreWaitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Seaside Sensational Senseshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=52Seaside Sensational SensesLong Bay Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school
Sensational Senseshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=53Sensational SensesWaitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school
Stream Testing (self-guided)https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=55Stream Testing (self-guided)Waitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearSecondary school
Sustainable Ecosystemshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=57Sustainable EcosystemsWaitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearSecondary school
Tales of Timber Trickeryhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=58Tales of Timber TrickeryWaitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Arataki Nature Trailhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=6Arataki Nature TrailWaitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearSecondary school
Volcanic Discoveryhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=61Volcanic DiscoveryAmbury Regional ParkTerms 1, 2 and 4 Primary school Intermediate school
Volcanic Hazards and Landformshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=62Volcanic Hazards and LandformsAmbury Regional ParkTerms 1, 2 and 4Secondary school
Amazing Adaptationshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=1Amazing AdaptationsAuckland Botanical GardensAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Magical Migrantshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=37Magical MigrantsAmbury Regional ParkSelected dates October to March.Primary school Intermediate school
Milking it!https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=38Milking it!Ambury Regional ParkTerms 3 and 4Primary school
Milky Wheyhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=39Milky WheyAmbury Regional ParkTerms 3 and 4Primary school
Stratification in a Podocarp/Broadleaf Forest (Bio2.6)https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=4Stratification in a Podocarp/Broadleaf Forest (Bio2.6)Waitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearSecondary school
Muriwai Field Trip (Geography)https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=41Muriwai Field Trip (Geography)Muriwai Regional ParkAll yearSecondary school
Natives in a Nutshellhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=42Natives in a NutshellAuckland Botanical GardensAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Nature's Recyclinghttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=43Nature's RecyclingWaitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Outdoor Challengehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=44Outdoor ChallengeAuckland Botanical GardensTerms 1 and 4Primary school Intermediate school
Outdoor Challengehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=45Outdoor ChallengeLong Bay Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school
Outdoor Challengehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=46Outdoor ChallengeWaitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school
Patch to Platehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=47Patch to PlateAuckland Botanical GardensAll yearPrimary school
Plant Powerhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=48Plant PowerWaitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Arataki Nature Trailhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=5Arataki Nature TrailWaitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
S.O.S (Save Our Streams)https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=50S.O.S (Save Our Streams)Auckland Botanical GardensAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Harakeke Weaving and Propagationhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=29Harakeke Weaving and PropagationAuckland Botanical GardensTerm 3, weeks 1 and 2 Primary school Intermediate school
Animal Genetics and Selective Breedinghttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Animal Genetics and Selective BreedingAmbury Regional ParkTerm 1 onlySecondary school
Healthy Waterways, Healthy Peoplehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=30Healthy Waterways, Healthy PeopleLong Bay Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Investigating Invertebrateshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=33Investigating InvertebratesAuckland Botanical GardensAll yearPrimary school
Investigating Invertebrateshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=34Investigating InvertebratesWaitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school
Keep Kauri Standinghttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=35Keep Kauri StandingWaitākere Ranges Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Let's Focus on Treeshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=36Let's Focus on TreesAuckland Botanical GardensAll yearPrimary school
Farming Technologyhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=22Farming TechnologyAmbury Regional ParkTerms 1 and 4Primary school Intermediate school
Farming Technologyhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=23Farming TechnologyAmbury Regional ParkTerms 1 and 4Secondary school
Pollination Powerhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=24Pollination PowerAuckland Botanical GardensAll yearPrimary school
Te ngahere (the Forest)https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=25Te ngahere (the Forest)Auckland Botanical GardensAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Friends and Foes in the Gardenhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=26Friends and Foes in the GardenAuckland Botanical GardensAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Green Roofs, Green Thumbshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=27Green Roofs, Green ThumbsAuckland Botanical GardensAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Green Waste to Garden Goldhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=28Green Waste to Garden GoldAuckland Botanical GardensAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Marvellous Manu (birds)https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=14Marvellous Manu (birds)Auckland Botanical GardensAll year. August and September are the best time to see native birds.Primary school
Bush Camp - 1883https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=15Bush Camp - 1883Waitākere Ranges Regional ParkApril, May, September, October and NovemberPrimary school Intermediate school
Close Encounters of an Animal Kindhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=16Close Encounters of an Animal KindAmbury Regional ParkAll year. Cows are milked in Terms 3 and 4 only.Primary school
Coastal Biodiversity Detectiveshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=17Coastal Biodiversity DetectivesLong Bay Regional ParkAll yearPrimary school Intermediate school
Create your own Gardenhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=18Create your own GardenAuckland Botanical GardensAll yearPrimary school
Discover Farminghttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Lists/LTEProgramme/DispForm.aspx?ID=19Discover FarmingAmbury Regional ParkAll year. Cows are milked in Terms 3 and 4 only.Primary school Intermediate school

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