Environmental Education Resources

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

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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).
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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. 
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Maui's dolphin

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.  
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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.
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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.  

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