MEA – Mini Environmental Adventure

Designed for younger adventurers, the Mini Environmental Adventure Programme builds on students environmental understanding by experiencing the natural world through exploration and play.

Programme Overview

Students will look at living things and how they interact with each other and their environment by exploring the natural world around them. Learn about our native flora and fauna in an open & positive setting, where a journey of discovery is encouraged through a series of fun activities and games.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise that living things are suited to their particular habitat
  • Explore and ask questions to increase understanding of the natural world including kaitiakitanga of New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna 
  • Increase willingness to learn
  • Develop a positive attitude

Please note:  The order and type of activities may change due to weather or other safety reasons.  Our educator team will communicate any changes with the teacher in charge.

“My 6 yr old came back from his day at Whenua Iti full of excitement. Normally it’s hard to get out of him what happened in class for the day, but not in this case! He could tell me about all the different activities they did and what they had to do. He loved it.” – Parent

Further resources

| Primary School Programmes | Download our brochure for all available programmes

| Experiential Learning | Find out more about the philosophy that underpins our programmes

| Safety First | Find out more about our safety policies

| Holiday Programmes | Explore holiday programme options (Options for 7 – 18 year old’s)


Key Components:

  • Environment

Open to:

Years 1-4


9.30am - 2pm


Day programme


Whenua Iti Outdoors


Subsidies may be available.  Please enquire for a quote.


Subject to availability


This course is one of the many LEOTC courses we offer. Go to our LEOTC programme page for all options.


Qualified Instructors

You're in safe hands. Our friendly & highly professional instructors are all industry qualified for a wide range of activities.


NZQA Qualified and NCEA Aligned

We are NZQA accredited, can offer NCEA Level 1-3 assessments and all programmes align with the NZ Curriculum key competencies.


Safety Accredited

We put safety first. We are a registered provider of Adventure Activities with Worksafe NZ, and are Safety audit certified with OutdoorsMark.

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