Education & Youth

At ZEALANDIA, students and teachers can walk through a regenerating forest thriving with rare and endangered wildlife. Our sanctuary is a living classroom that provides outstanding education opportunities for all ages. The interactive exhibition will take students on a journey of restoration. Our ongoing conservation effort has created the perfect environment for young minds to thrive alongside the rare and endangered wildlife that call our sanctuary home.

Education & Outreach Sessions

Join our specially-trained educators on an exciting expedition around this unique eco-sanctuary, stay the night and experience native wildlife by dusk, or even have rangers visit your school!

Resources

Our resources are framed within an inquiry-based education model and are designed to stimulate student interest and equip students with knowledge that will support their visit to ZEALANDIA.

Activities & Events

There's always something new at ZEALANDIA! Check out our public programme, join our regular storytime and other events for little ones, and see what else our Rangers have coming up.

 

Education & Outreach Sessions

ZEALANDIA provides a range of environmental education programmes and resources that give students and teachers positive and inspiring nature-based experiences – both inside and outside the classroom, including:

  • • Support for LEOTC (Learning Experiences Outside The Classroom) curriculum.
  • • Positive environmental experiences for students and teachers alike.
  • • Guidelines for the incorporation of many curriculum objectives.
  • • Educators with experience and knowledge to share.
 
2019 Sessions (PDFs): PRIMARYSECONDARY
 
 

If you have any queries about our educational programmes, wish to have a programme adapted to your requirements or would like to come on a free pre-visit or teacher workshop, please contact our Education Team:

Phone: (04) 920 9204
 

 

Early Childhood EDUCATION GROUPS

 

Half Day (Approx. 2.5 hours)

 

Children (3-5 years)

$7.50

Adults (up to 1:2 ratio)

Free

Additional Adults

$21

 

To book email education@visitzealandia.com. Please note, minimum charges apply.

Primary School
(Years 1 - 4)

 

Half Day (Approx. 2.5 hours)

Students

$7.50

Adults (up to 1:4 ratio)

Free

Additional Adults

$21

Full Day

Students

$15

Adults (up to 1:4 ratio)

Free

Additional Adults

$21

To book email education@visitzealandia.com. Please note, minimum charges apply.

Primary & Secondary School (YEARS 5 -13)

 

Half Day (Approx. 2.5 hours)

Students

$7.50

Adults (up to 1:6 ratio)

Free

Additional Adults

$21

Full Day

Students

$15

Adults (up to 1:6 ratio)

Free

Additional Adults

$21

To book email education@visitzealandia.com. Please note, minimum charges apply.

Tertiary Groups & Overseas Students

 

Half Day (Approx. 2.5 hours)

 

Students

$27.50

Supervisors/Teachers

$55.00

 

To book email education@visitzealandia.com. Please note, minimum charges apply.

 

 

"What an amazing place and experience! Such a valuable resource where so much learning happens, and people who are passionate about their job impart knowledge and make you want to know more. Our children (and adults alike!!!) were enthralled and inspired. The children appreciated what this place means and were making connections from what they were learning" - Kaiti Primary School

 

 

Night Walks

 

Approx. 2 hours.
Available for LEOTC School Groups and NZ Not-for-Profit Groups (7 years or above)

Students

$15

Teachers/Accredited Leaders

$15

Accompanying Adults

$15

 

To book email education@visitzealandia.com.
Please note, minimum charges apply.

Sleepovers

 

Includes Night Walk, Dawn Tour & breakfast.
Available for LEOTC School Groups (7 years or above)

Students

$40

Teachers

$40

Accompanying Adults

$40

 

To book email education@visitzealandia.com.
Please note, minimum charges apply.



Tuatara at ZEALANDIA




OUTREACH PROGRAMMES

 

ZEALANDIA Education Rangers can visit you at your place. 

We can work with those who are just starting out on their nature journey right through to those who can teach us a thing or two. Help make your school safe for native species, make a wētā hotel, build a lizard habitat or find out what plants are hiding in your garden. 

Our outreach programmes are available to all Greater Wellington Schools and can cover anything from tracking and trapping pest animals to exploring your local stream. 

If you're interested in having one of our Education Rangers visit your place contact our Education Team to find out more.

Phone: (04) 920 9204
Email: education@visitzealandia.com

"I was very impressed with the amount of knowledge shared with our group. The use of technology as we walked and the friendly manner shown towards ourselves and our students was very relatable for teenage boys." - Rathkeale College

 

RESOURCES

Our resources are framed within an inquiry-based education model and are designed to stimulate student interest and equip students with knowledge that will support their visit to ZEALANDIA.


ZEALANDIA Trading Card Game

Students love our fun and engaging trading card game that teaches about our many manu (birds) and how to identify them.

Can we make NZ Pest Free?

Learn how to turn your school into a sanctuary with this comprehensive resource created with the help of WWF New Zealand

Activity Sheets

These ZEALANDIA activity sheets will make any visit to the sanctuary engaging with fun flora and fauna check sheets. See how many points your students can get by tracking down our native wildlife!

Where have all the takahē gone?

A fully integrated resource package for NCEA Biology Level 2 biology, created in partnership with Takahē Recovery Programme and supported by the Science Learning Hub,

 

Activities & Events

ZEALANDIA run a range of events and activities at the sanctuary, including some regular ones below. You can also check out our events page to see what else is on at ZEALANDIA.

 

SToryTime

 

At 10:00am every Wednesday, join us for a free half-hour storytelling session for kids with a mixture of fun stories and rhymes, at Rātā Cafe! Suitable for under-fives, but everyone is welcome.

 

BUGGIES GO BUSH

 

Every Wednesday is Buggies Go Bush Day! Parents and caregivers with buggies or prams can enter the sanctuary for just $10 (Members enter for free!). Each ticket is valid for two consecutive days. We have two buggies available to borrow free of charge, just ask the friendly staff at the front desk.

 

SCHool holiday programmes (For parents)

 

We are no longer running in-house school holiday programmes. If you are a parent or caregiver who would like to send your children to experience ZEALANDIA these school holidays please contact one of the following providers who may be visiting us over the holiday break:

Kelly Club

YMCA

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES (FOR PROVIDERS)

 

During school holidays ZEALANDIA is offering school holiday programme providers the chance to book specialised experiences for their groups to explore Wellington’s unique ecosanctuary with skilled and experienced educators. 

These sessions are open to all holiday programme providers that offer external trips as part of their programming and are available in morning and afternoon sessions.

To find out more see our information sheet for providers, or contact us at education@visitzealandia.com