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Sustainability education programmes

There are several education programmes provided by organisations and groups around the region.

Sustainability organisations

Get involved with one of the many sustainability organisations across Auckland.


Ark in the Park

Ark in the Park is a community conservation project in the Waitākere Ranges.

Visit the Ark in the Park website for more information.


Be a Tidy Kiwi

Run by the Auckland Litter Prevention Steering Group, Be a Tidy Kiwi aims to unify us all as kaitiaki.

Visit the Be a Tidy Kiwi website for more information.


Beautification Trust

The Beautification Trust promotes, supports and undertakes programmes, actions and initiatives all over south Auckland.

Visit the Beautification Trust website for more information.


CUE Haven

CUE Haven is a haven for native NZ plants and animals by the Kaipara Harbour.

Visit the CUE Haven website for more information.


Department of Conservation (DOC)

DOC provides authentic opportunities for learning and gives schools an opportunity to connect with their natural environments.

Visit the DOC website for more information.



EcoMatters supports the community with knowledge and tools to restore nature, reduce waste, ride and fix bikes, and live more sustainably.

Visit the EcoMatters website for more information.


Experiencing Marine Reserves

Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) is a national programme of learning about marine conservation.

Visit the EMR website for more information.


For the Love of Bees

A City Bee Collaboration is an artwork that imagines Auckland as the safest city in the world for bees.

Visit the For the Love of Bees website for more information.


Kiwi Conservation Club

The club arranges adventures for members to explore local environments and produces ‘Wild Things’ magazine for kids with a range of articles, games and activities.

Visit the Kiwi Conservation Club website for more information.


Million Trees Programme

A Mayoral initiative for greening Auckland that will plant a million, predominantly native, trees and shrubs across the region over three years.

Visit Million Trees Programme for more information.


Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp

Set in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, MOEC offers a large range of both instructor lead and self-supervised activities to achieve learning objectives.

Visit the Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp website for more information.


Pest Free Kaipātiki

Pest Free Kaipātiki is a restoration society that offers multiple ways for residents, schools and businesses to get involved.

They offer training in ways to prevent the spread of kauri dieback, effective predator trapping, and pest plant control.

Visit the Pest Free Kaipātiki website for more information.


Sea Cleaners

Sea Cleaners runs a small fleet of boats to collect rubbish and assist communities with marine litter collection.

Visit the Sea Cleaners website for more information.


Sustainable Coastlines

A charitable trust with the vision of beautiful beaches, healthy waters and inspired people.

Visit the Sustainable Coastlines website for more information.


The Compost Collective

The Compost Collective is a collaborative project aimed at increasing the number of Auckland households that are engaged in composting and organic waste reduction.

Visit The Compost Collective website for more information.


The Kaipātiki Project

The Kaipātiki Project is based around a plant nursery that grows more than 40,000 native plants every year for local reserves.

The team, along with regular volunteers:

  • control and prevent the spread of weeds
  • help forest, stream and estuary regeneration
  • promote zero waste and local food initiatives.

 Visit the Kaipatiki Project website for more information.


The Outlook for Someday

The Outlook for Someday challenges young New Zealanders to make a sustainability-related film and provides support through workshops and storytelling.

Visit The Outlook for Someday website for more information.


The Roots: Creative Entrepreneurs

The Roots Creative Entrepreneurs empower and inspire the next generation through creativity and sustainability.

Visit The Roots : Creative Entrepreneurs on Facebook for more information.



Auckland Transport (AT) brings you an innovative programme to make school travel safer, healthier and more fun.

Visit the AT website for more information.


Tread Lightly Caravan

The Tread Lightly Caravan is a mobile exhibition/classroom established by the Tread Lightly Charitable Trust to inspire 5-12 year old New Zealanders to live more sustainably.

Visit the Tread Lightly website for more information.


Trees for Survival

Trees for Survival is a whole-school programme where young people grow and plant native trees to restore natural habitats.

Visit the Trees for Survival website for more information.


Trees that Count

Trees That Count is building a movement to help New Zealand plant more native trees.

Visit the Trees that Count website for more information.


Visy Recycling

Sea Cleaners have partnered with Visy Recycling, who have a classroom facility to service your schools,

You can book your class experience by emailing Visy Recycling, quoting "Sea Cleaners".

Email Visy Recycling at to book your class experience, quoting reference “Sea Cleaners”.



Watercare Services Ltd offers your pupils the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting and hands-on lessons that will teach them about water, wastewater and their local environment.

Visit the Watercare website for more information.


Whitebait Connection

A freshwater community conservation education programme providing science-based experiential programmes, resources, projects and community engagement.

Visit the Whitebait Connection website for more information.



WWF aims to protect precious habitats and species, minimise harm from fishing and other activities, and reduce impacts from climate change.

Visit the WWF website for more information.


Young Ocean Explorers

The Young Ocean Explorers website has videos, polls and quizzes to connect children with the uniqueness and fascinating life in the Hauraki Gulf.

Visit the Young Ocean Explorers website for more information.


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