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Our Vision

That people in New Zealand have lifelong opportunity for meaningful experiences and learning in the outdoors

  • EONZ is a national professional organisation supporting education outside the classroom (EOTC) and education outdoors  
  • EONZ fosters and advocates for quality outdoor learning and safe practices is committed to building the capacity of those working with young people in the outdoors 
  • EONZ is actively engaged in education outside the classroom and in the development of relationships and collaborations that will strengthen and enhance pedagogical content practices.
  • EONZ focus at an educator level is in the provision of and access to resources and professional learning development, training toward qualifications, guidance, facilitation of networking opportunities and mentoring

EONZ prides itself in being a grassroots organisation that is strongly connected to its membership. A national executive committee, made up of a cross-section of members from around the country, works on behalf of the membership.  Executive members carry key roles and responsibilities in a range of EONZ activities and are supported by the services of a part-time executive officer.

EONZ can support you with expert advice, resources and networking opportunities. EONZ has the ability to construct and deliver professional development and training that includes:

  • Embedding outdoor education into curriculum
  • Sustainable curriculum
  • Teaching and learning in the outdoors or outside the school gates
  • Authentic learning contexts
  • Real-life contexts
  • Field trips
  • Camp planning
  • EOTC management
  • EOTC guidelines
  • Safety  guidelines for outdoor education
  • Policies and procedures for EOTC
  • Policies and procedures for outdoor education
  • Sustainable outdoor education




EONZ Constitution (2014) - click here

Position statements
EONZ Position Statement on EOTC - click here

EONZ Media release August 2015 - click here


Annual General Meetings

The 2017 AGM was held at Otari Wilton's Bush, Wellington on May 20, 2017.

  • Annual Report for year ending Dec 31, 2016
AGM held via Webinar on May 12, 2016
  • Annual Report for year ending Dec 31, 2015
AGM held via Webinar, May 22, 2015
  • Annual Report for year ending Dec 31, 2014
AGM held via Skype, May 22, 2014
  • Annual Report for year ending Dec 31, 2013
AGM held via Skype, May 23,  2013
  • Annual Report for year ending Dec 31, 2012
AGM held in Christchurch, July 8,  2012
  • Annual Report for year ending Dec 31, 2011
AGM held in Wellington, May 21, 2011
  • Annual Report, for year ending Dec 31, 2010
AGM held in Porirua, April 9, 2010
  • Annual Report, for year ending Dec 31, 2009



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