Some additional great educational resources and initiatives for preschool, primary, intermediate, high school, university and adult education programmes are provided below.
More than 25 % of all New Zealand schools are now registered as Enviroschools. This excellent environmental educational programme is implemented by regional and local council educational staff throughout the country. The Enviroschools' head office in Hamilton coordinates the programme and provides training for educators.
Go to Enviroschools
Education for Sustainability (EfS), Ministry for Education
EfS is a Ministry of Education initiative. There are two national coordinators and 22 fulltime equivalent adviser positions spread between all the School Support Services throughout New Zealand. EfS providers assist teachers to adapt conceps of sustainability to the New Zealand curricula. Sustainability is defined as the change process that leads to people and communities learning to live in sustainable ways. Concerns regarding biophysical, social/cultural, economic and political issues are considered together in an integrated and holistic way.
Go to: Education for Sustainability
Sinclair Knight Mertz (SKM) Education for Sustainability Project
Following collaboration with Epsom Normal Primary School and education consultants, Hooked on Thinking, SKM has published a draft unit for teaching sustainability for curriculum levels 1–3 (primary) and, for some learning areas, level 4 (intermediate). SKM is currently working collaboratively with teachers to ensure that the unit offers a high quality resource that can help place New Zealand at the forefront of teaching the concept of sustainability.
Go to SKM Education for Sustainability
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