Education Resources

Kiwi Forever

This resource aims to build understanding of the significance of the Kiwi and its importance to us as a people by providing a framework to help teachers plan activities and lessons based around New Zealand’s national bird.

The Kiwis for kiwi organisation provides a resource pack for teachers.  Kiwi Forever has been professionally peer-reviewed and is based on the New Zealand Curriculum (2007), targeted at levels 2 through 5.   The resource is available at no cost to teachers active in New Zealand classrooms and can be ordered here.

Save the Kiwi DVD

The How to Save Kiwi DVD provides basic tutorials and information about the suite of challenges and opportunities we face in trying to save kiwi from stopping dog deaths and controlling predators, to how to manage plantation forests.

It is aimed at volunteers and agencies that are involved in on-the-ground work, and can also be used to train others. The video can be viewed here.  We also have copies of the DVD for sale at the Aroha Island Visitor Centre.

How to Save Kiwi Booklet

The 44-page How to Save Kiwi booklet provides practical information on where and how to find kiwi, control predators and protect habitat. You can download a copy of the How to Save Kiwi Booklet (9.2MB). The guide was developed for Kiwis for kiwi by the Department of Conservation and Wendy Sporle.

Kiwi Conservation Club

For over 20 years the Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC),  junior Forest & Bird, has been teaching Kiwi kids about New Zealand’s wildlife and wild places.

KCC now has over 16,000 members throughout New Zealand who receive the Wild Things magazine. These magazines are packed with interesting science, puzzles, competitions and games. Wild Things cover topics ranging from sharks to backyard birds, from worms to global warming!  There is a copy of Wild Things in our children’s corner at the Aroha Island Eco Centre.

In most places around New Zealand, volunteer KCC Coordinators also arrange adventures for KCC members to explore their local beaches, forests and everywhere in between.

Some KCC clubs also get involved in local conservation projects such as tree planting, seed-ball making and throwing (really messy and fun!), beach care, creating lizard gardens or making nesting boxes for little blue penguins.  Join in the fun and help us teach the next generation about protecting our wildlife and wild places. To see the Kiwi Conservation Club latest news click on the this link.