EcoFest Event: Nature Explorers

Event by: Takapuna North Community Trust


We believe that no one is too young to foster a love of te taiao, our natural environment. With this in mind, we have created an immersive, interactive learning programme for children to engage with different aspects of environmental sustainability.

  • Nature based learning programme for children aged 3 – 6 years old.
  • Immersive and interactive activities in the great outdoors during summer.
  • Play and learn about the environment, sustainability & teamwork.
  • Monthly learning objective and activity themed with different aspects of environmental sustainability.
  • Developed by professional educators.
  • Linked to the Ministry of Education’s early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki’s strands – Wellbeing – Mana Atua, Belonging – Mana Whena, Contribution – Mana Tangata and Exploration – Mana Aotūroa.

Description of activities:
1) March’s theme (International Forest Day and Parks Week) – Trees and their benefits
Objective – Understand how important trees are to our world. Learn about temperature changes under shady trees. Find out how trees grow from seeds.
Activity – Exploring a local park to learn about different trees (natives and non-natives), make tree and leaf rubbings that we will put together to make a giant tree for the classroom.

2) April’s theme (Earth Day) – Reducing our impact on the environment
Objective – Learn about how the way we live can impact our natural environment. How do we get rid of food waste in our homes. What can we do to make use of this rich energy source.
Activity – Interact with a compost system, see how long different types of food have been decomposing for and what can and can’t go into a backyard compost bin. Children will have an opportunity to take some compost and use it to plant a seed in a gro-pot to take home.



Event organiser details:

Takapuna North Community Trust

Phone 09 486 2098

Email [email protected]

View Organiser Website

Cost: $5
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EcoFest 2024

EcoFest is a month-long celebration of the unique environment of Tāmaki Makaurau and how we care for it. The EcoFest programme is packed with events, activities, installations and workshops for people of all ages and at any stage of their sustainability journey.  With over 200 events already programmed and more on the horizon, there's ample opportunity for everyone to join in!