MEA – Mini Environmental Adventure

Designed for younger adventurers, the Mini Environmental Adventure Programme will extend student’s experiences of the natural world through exploration, play, asking questions and discussions.

Programme Overview

Students will go on a journey of discovery, fostering a connection to nature through a series of fun activities and games. The programme begins with team building activities to strengthen and encourage a positive group culture. This will be followed by activities that allow students to explore the concept of kaitiakitanga and the relationship that humans have with the natural world.  Students will leave with a deeper connection to the natural world and skills that they can practice in school or at home.  The day will finish with a reflection session.

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.

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: WIO has Covid19 safety procedures in place that align with EOTC guidelines –  Should a programme be cancelled due to Alert Level 3 or 4 a full refund is available.  Overnight EOTC programmes can continue to be offered at alert levels 1 and 2 with additional controls in place (refer to EOTC guidelines).  If a school elects not to attend during alert Levels 1 or 2 the programme deposit is non-refundable.

“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
  • Nature Connection

Open to:

Years 1-4


9.30am - 2pm


Day programme


Whenua Iti Outdoors


$10pp (or $15pp when combined with MOA programme)
Additional subsidies may be available. Please enquire.


2022 bookings available across the year.
(Monday- Thursday)


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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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