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On this page you will find information and resources that are specifically related to Environmental Education. The Environmental Planning portal may suggest other useful resources.

For general Teacher Education information and resources, including databases, please see the Education portal.

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Books

The book provides approaches and examples of activities to support teachers so that they can address the State and National requirements for teaching all the primary curriculum learning areas.
These scrapbooks present an annual snapshot of activities from individual enviroschools, regions and the national team. They are an important part of the reflection and sharing of knowledge about creating a sustainable world.

Databases

Coverage: Full text
Education Research Complete covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
Coverage: 1970 to present
Includes Physical Education Index, ProQuest Career and Technical Education: Science & Technology, ProQuest Computing, ProQuest Research Library: Science & Technology and ProQuest Telecommunications. These databases provide access to content ranging from physical education curricula, sports medicine, dance, health education and physical therapy as well as vocational information focused on computing, science and technology.
Coverage: 1997 to present (Full text)
The SpringerLink database provides scientific, technical, and medical information in over 2,500 full-text journals and 12,000 e-books. Journals and e-books cover fields such as, life sciences, chemistry, physics, engineering, earth sciences, geography, computer science, social sciences and economics.
Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)
Over 2000 journals in all subjects published by Taylor & Francis.

Dictionaries

Covers subjects such as sustainable development, biodiversity, and environmental ethics, this is the ideal reference for students of environment and conservation, as well as for professionals in the field.
This dictionary includes over 4000 in-depth entries on scientific and technical terminology associated with environmental protection and resource management.

Journals

An internationally-refereed journal which publishes papers and reports on all aspects of environmental education. It presents information and argument which stimulates debate about educational strategies that enhance the kinds of awareness, understanding and actions which will promote environmental and social justice.
An international journal featuring papers and reports on all aspects of environmental education.

Websites

Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA.
Find resources to support conservation teaching and learning, or DOC supported education programmes.
Designed to help teachers engage students in relevant learning about sustainability, and encourage them to act sustainably and contribute to the well-being of New Zealand. Part of the TKI (Te Kete Ipurangi) Community.
Information and support for schools and teachers to provide safe and effective outside the classroom learning. This site is part of Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) – The New Zealand Ministry of Education’s online learning site.
Environment Waikato supports environmental learning through a range of education programmes and resources.
The Enviroschools Foundation is a charitable trust that provides leadership, support, and opportunities that empower children and young people to work in intergenerational ways to create healthy, peaceful and resilient communities.
Forest and Bird is New Zealand’s largest independent conservation organisation that works to preserve our natural heritage and native species.
For over 20 years the Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC), junior Forest & Bird, has been teaching Kiwi kids about New Zealand’s wildlife and wild places.
Contains links to all subject areas of the pre-2007 curriculum statements. Some content may be out of date, but these documents contain more detail than the current 2007 curriculum. All statements can be downloaded in PDF format.
This website contains articles, photos, videos, and links to further relevant information sources. An Educators section contains sample lesson plans that can be adapted to a New Zealand context. Content includes: Ocean Life and Ecosystems, Planet Ocean, Ocean through Time, Conservation, and Human Connections.