These experiential and interactive programmes encourage students to be immersed in unique environments.

Book a Learning Through Action school programme

If you are booking the A Waste of Time - Hangaruatia(external link) programme, free bus transport is currently available thanks to Eco Central and Ritchies Bus Company.

Risk analysis and management information (RAMS) will be sent out once a programme booking is confirmed. If you require this at any other stage please email or contact us(external link).

If you're struggling to find enough adult helpers for a programme, let us know - we may have a solution.

Check out the Learning Through Action programme booklet [PDF, 2.2 MB] for more information.

Learning areas covered are:

  • water conservation
  • ecosystems
  • sustainability of resources
  • organic waste cycle
  • biodiversity
  • impacts of pests
  • geology
  • outdoor survival
  • waste management
  • native trees and plants.

Teachers are encouraged to use cameras and tablets to record any findings however we ask that the delivery of the lesson by Environmental Teachers and Rangers is not digitally recorded. 

Learning Through Action programme booklet [PDF, 2.2 MB].


"We found the whole process from start to finish to be highly professional. The planning of the day was thorough yet simple. The feedback we received from staff and students was overwhelmingly positive. Students love the hands-on learning outside of the classroom, and our staff enjoyed being able to link this field trip into a number of other curriculum areas." Ben – Chisnallwood Assistant Principal.

"The Learning Through Action team rose to the challenge, and created a bespoke solution that wowed our children, and us as educators. The team worked within our tight timings, were inclusive of individual needs, and offered a range of easy to use related links and learning ideas." Charlotte – Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Kaiako.