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Delivery of bi-monthly EOTC Updates to your email inbox. Updates include:
  • Updates on relevant PLD opportunities, events and workshops
  • Instant links to resources and information to support EOTC across the curriculum

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Education Outdoors NZ continuously strives to support practitioners with professional development through a range of projects and initiatives.  


Core EOTC PLD supporting safety management in schools  See more »
Qualification subsidies for teachers See more »
The National EOTC Coordinator Database See more »
Provider Good Practice Workshops See more »


Outdoors Forum - The Boatshed, Wellington 4-5 September 2017
This forum is hosted by the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA). For more information click here 

NZ Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE)

8th Biennial Conference: An Ecosystem for Environmental Education  18 - 20 April 2018
Wellington Girls College, Wellington NZ    

Call for abstracts - open until 7 September 

8th International Outdoor Education Research Conference 19-23 November 2018

University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia     Watch here for details



New Curriculum-focus PLD on offer 
Place responsive approaches to Outdoor Education at secondary school level is being run in Term 3 
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New Update of Ministry of Education EOTC Guidelines 
Check the changes in the guidelines, effective 1 July 2017. Make sure you work with the most current version
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Good practice EOTC Safety Managment Plan Template Live
A new template is now available to schools for EOTC management. The template's supporting tools have been incorporated into the 1 July update of the above Guidelines. See more »


Commitment to fostering and advocating for quality outdoor learning experiences that educate for a sustainable future   

EONZ supports education outside the classroom (EOTC) and learning experiences in the outdoors through provision of professional development, training, resources, guidance, mentoring and national leadership.

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All people in New Zealand have lifelong 
opportunity for meaningful experiences 
and learning 
in the outdoors for 
community and environmental 



We are a new school and for the past 4 years have been developing our Outdoor Education programme and EOTC resources. EONZ have been invaluable to us throughout this. Having a national body to keep us updated, offer PLD opportunities, share resources, answer tricky questions and do much of the ground work for schools around the country has given us the support we have needed to run effective and safe EOTC events.
Sophie, Tarawera High School
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