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Nature Connection Seminar with Steve Porteous 29 July

We are hosting a free seminar & networking event for teachers, educators or anyone else interested in simple ways they can connect tamariki to nature. Steve is here on site for the day for training with our instructors - this is a chance for the whole community to learn from this guru! From 4.00 - 5.30pm.

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Jobs for Nature Fund supports Nature Connection at WIO

In partnership with local iwi and conservation groups, WIO has developed the Kaimahi for Nature Connection (KFNC) Project which seeks to provide nature connection experiences to as many tamariki & rangatahi in schools, iwi and community groups as possible in the Top of the South.

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At Whenua Iti Outdoors we deliver experiential learning programmes in the outdoors that focus on personal and social development. It is our mission to achieve positive change in individuals and communities.

"Courses are highly relevant and well planned, with activities designed with students’ safety in mind. The professional staff and ongoing nature of reflective practices help ensure the courses meet stakeholder needs."

- NZQA External Evaluation Report, 2019

"With the leadership skills and self-confidence I picked up, I went on to be the head boy of my school the next year. That's the thing I love about Whenua Iti, you go there to learn about something but you always leave with so much more"

- Student


Learning with Whenua Iti Outdoors

With 35 years experience of delivering impactful education programmes, we are able to meet our mission of delivering programmes that have a positive impact on individuals and the communities they are from.

Through Experiential Learning, connection to our inspiring natural environment and by offering a variety of challenges, we provide opportunities for individuals and groups to learn more about themselves and each other.

Whenua Iti Outdoors deliver single day and multi-day programmes that are specifically designed to inspire positive change and meet the needs of a diverse range of groups.

Watch the video to find out more about Whenua Iti Outdoors.

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