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Environmental Education

We are committed to providing local children with environmental education and nurturing their continued involvement with regards to conservation.

Day programme for pre-schools.

This programme contains an interactive day which involves fun games, native bird and tree treasure hunts. Fun activities identifying pests. Students get to work in the food forest and harvest, eat and plant. The programme is designed to meet the needs of the individual group.
Cost: $11.50 per student.

Day programme for Primary Schools.

These programmes are custom build to suit the specific age and interests of the visiting group. The day generally starts with some team building activities, followed by some “conservation games”. The afternoon is normally spent by studying the various tools and techniques used to keep our forests predator free. Children can be given the opportunity to do some conservation work at well.
Cost: $11.50 per student

Day programme for Intermediate and High schools.

These programmes are custom build to suit the specific curriculum needs of the visiting group. Typical; activities are: team building challenges; conservation games; as well as real conservation work in the bush. For senior high school students there is the opportunity to do work towards NCEA credits in a variety of subject areas.
Cost: $13.80 per student.

Bush Camp at the Manawahe School

Camp overnight at the Manawahe Ecological Community Centre. A custom made Environmental Education programme will be organised in consultation with the teachers, a wide variety of Environmental Education type activities as well as problem solving and team building games and challenges.

Cost: Day programme cost plus plus $138 for the overnight camping fee.

Environmental Educator

The Manawahe Eco Trust employs an Environmental Educator, Helen Dobbin who is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge, experience and expertise. She has a broad knowledge and skill base, which will cater for students from pre school through Secondary school. All of the programmes are designed with the teachers or the leaders of the group.
To get in contact directly with Helen you can email:
or Mobile: 021 906 132