The Wellington Region has hundreds of trails ideal for outdoor education adventures all year round.
Explore trails, learn about our collective culture and history whilst teaching young people how to interact with nature safely.
If you are planning a school trip or an adventure for a club here are some ideas to get you started.
Plan your adventure
Decide which trail is best for your year group, consider what to take, the learning intentions and risk management.
Why not get your students to think about all of these factors in a plan like this one.
Make sure you protect our environment when you’re out and about by adhering to these simple rules.
There are many helpful resources to help young people engage with nature.
The Department of Conservation is a valuable source of information for everything from learning about animal pests and threats to becoming a Kiwi guardian.
Other outdoor education providers include Everyone Out, a non-profit group that aims to develop Kiwi kids through play, learning and nature, the New Zealand Tourism Guide and school camps at El Rancho, Waikanae Beach.
Other programmes worth a look are Enviroschools, the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, and the scholarship programme for promising young athletes, Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington.