Environmental education is a positive response to the global challenge of how to live sustainably today, without compromising quality of life for future generations. It’s a critical tool to achieve long lasting social change.
Resources for teachers and learners
Endangered Species Aotearoa with WWF
A 6-part television series taking a light-hearted look at the serious work going into conservation across New Zealand and the Pacific.
ANA AND VILI'S LEARNING ADVENTURE: ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED & UNREGULATED FISHING
An engaging e-story book produced by WWF-Pacific that teaches children about the consequences of illegal fishing practices.
WWF-Australia podcast series that gets to the bottom of all the things that animal scat - or poo - can teach us about the animals that made it and how you can help.
Untangled is a series of short (3 min) videos demystifying complicated environmental issues. Produced by WWF-International topics covered include biodiversity loss, nature-based solutions, plastics and deep sea mining.
Living Planet Report
Special edition of the Living Planet Report 2022 for young people. The Report is produced every two years by WWF. It is a health-check for the planet, showing how the natural world is doing, what threats it faces and what this means for us humans.
Learn to Love Nature Crafts
WWF-UK have a series of fun 'make-it' activities that have been designed to encourage wildlife into your local area and explore your love of nature. Includes download and video tutorials.
Earth Hour education resources
Download an activity sheet, colouring page and wristwatch cut-outs to involve children in giving an hour to earth in conjunction with Earth Hour (held annually at the end of March).
All About Whales
A series of educational videos produced by WWF-New Zealand and Project Jonah, filmed by @barekiwi (Kyle Mulander). Topics covered include, how whales eat, how to help rescue whales and the Bryde’s whale.
Turtle teaching tools
Education toolkit to explore, analyse, and discuss the importance of oceans and sea turtles, and what we can do to protect them. Geared to Year 4-6 and produced by WWF-US.
Stories of the sea
Based on real-life ocean tales submitted by members of the public, these animated stories highlight how our ocean has changed over only one person’s lifetime. Stories of the Sea was animated by Paige Koedijk, and narrated by Nathaniel Lees.
A WWF-New Zealand resource - “Maui’s Dolphin – An inquiry to Action” guides teachers through an inquiry learning approach, is targeted for levels 2-4 of the New Zealand Curriculum, and is packed with ideas for activities, resources and planning support.
Changing Tides | Tai Tōrua
A 2020 webinar series on ocean resilience, created by WWF-New Zealand and the Department of Conservation | Te Papa Atawhai. Over 8, hour-long episodes host Elisabeth Easther discusses different aspect of our changing marine environment with a range of experts.