Links to other useful websites and resources
LEARNZ provides free virtual field trips for all New Zealand registered
and provisionally-registered teachers. Many of these field trips link
directly with Environmental Education. During a virtual field trip,
students experience going right to the centre of the most fascinating
events, businesses and locations around the country, in real-time.
Students' participation is supported by online background materials and
activities, and is enabled using live audioconferencing, web board and
diaries, images and videos uploaded daily.
Department of Conservation
Everything you need to know about NZ freshwater conservation!
Enter ‘freshwater’ in the main search and find information, research, projects, latest news.
If you’ve collected freshwater 'bugs' from your local stream, you’ll hopefully be able to use this site to identify them and learn about what they may reveal about their habitat. Such information can indicate whether a stream should be preserved in its existing good condition, or whether there may be a need for some form of restoration.
Waicare Programme (Regional/District Councils, Auckland region)
Not to be missed! Re-vamped database, excellent maps and teacher resources. Shows Waicare monitoring sites and info on water-environmental activities and events going on in and around the greater Auckland region.
National Waterways Project
Excellent teacher-learning resources, educational information and links, national monitoring database for schools.
Experiencing Marine Reserves (Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust)
Also check out www.marinenz.org.nz for loads of info on marine stuff!
Our ‘sister’ programme – developed in 2000 by Vince Kerr , co-ordinated and delivered by Samara Nicholas
Check out this site to have the best marine experience ever!
NZ Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE)
Good site info with links, networks, contacts on what/who/where it’s all happening nationwide in environmental education.
World Wildlife Fund for Nature
BoC Gases/Where there’s Water
NZ Landcare Trust
NGO which facilitates, co-ordinates and supports community-based initiatives around sustainable management (often rural/farm focused). Various Waikato projects have a strong freshwater especially wetlands focus. Subscribe to the newsletter for up-to-date info – news, land management, pest control, workshops, funding opportunities and more.
NZ Forest and Bird
Kiwi Conservation Club
A cool site for kids, adults, teachers and parents. Fun activities, great information and easy to navigate. Have fun!
Get through all the website advertising and jargon to find a comprehensive site with great information on NZ Native trees and plants.
Take Care Co-ordinator (email@example.com) 0800496734
Greater Wellington Regional Council care group community monitoring programme.
Wai Maori Trust
Research on Maori freshwater fisheries and related issues.
Water resources: C Pearson. firstname.lastname@example.org/03 3437871
Catchment processes: R Woods. email@example.com/03 3437803
Scientific research and public information on freshwater/catchment management.
NZ Water and Wastes Association
Advocacy and learning Peter Whitehead firstname.lastname@example.org/04 4728925
“Principle voice of the water sector” – sustainable management issues and problem solving around water and waste management.
NZ Hydrological Society
email@example.com/ 03 3197211
Learning more about managing NZ’s freshwater resources.
NZ Freshwater Sciences Society
Information and networking for freshwater scientists and interests, hosted by the Royal Society.
0800 300 400
Partners with and sponsors several community programmes with a freshwater conservation emphasis.
Landcare Research (Manaaki Whenua)
Communications contact Andrew Trevelyan 03 3219999
Primarily research-based organization without obvious specific reference to freshwater. Provides some education material and excellent biodiversity research. Funds a variety of sustainability education/advocacy work from time to time.
Environmental Monitoring and Action Project (EMAP)
Education co-ordinator Rebecca Goffin. firstname.lastname@example.org 04 4705772
Combines delivery of the national waterways project (largely defunct) and Globe Programme.
Landcare Research Freshwater Invertebrates Guide