Orokonui Ecosanctuary provides an exceptional education resource with the forest’s 'living classroom' and our Otago Daily Times Learning Centre/Wharekura. The Visitor Centre itself is an educational tool in sustainable design. Curriculum based programmes with links to Maths, Science, Technology and Social Studies are delivered to primary and secondary students with other programmes to pre-school, tertiary and community groups. Cost is $5 per student for primary and secondary groups and $7 per person for pre-school and tertiary groups.
The Science Learning Hub provides resources for teachers for school years 5 – 10 which explore the latest research in science and technology in New Zealand and are closely linked to the science curriculum: www.sciencelearn.org.nz
The New Zealand Frog Research Group website is a collaboration of the Universities of Otago and Victoria www.nzfrogs.org/Resources/Teachers+Resources.html
The Takahē Recovery Programme involves a network of people throughout New Zealand, working together to ensure the takahē is never again ‘considered extinct’. Today the work of a small dedicated team of Department of Conservation (DOC) takahē rangers is supported and enhanced by Iwi, scientists, volunteers and the public and private organisations that provide homes and care for our breeding takahē and those birds now retired from the breeding programme. www.takaherecovery.org.nz
“East Taieri school all very much enjoyed and appreciated the programme you and your team run at Orokonui. Every single child, teacher and adult was blown away with the message you are delivering, and the passion you have for Orokonui and the environment. This passion definitely flows into the children while they are around you! You are a true kaitiaki! We will be back and would highly recommend you to any school or group that wants to come and visit a Dunedin gem!!” Garth and the East Taieri team.