Environmental Education

Environmental education is about increasing knowledge and awareness of the environment and some of its associated challenges. Horizons’ education provision aims to excite our young people by helping them to explore and connect with their local environments and empower them to take action to create healthy ecosystems. Our education goal is that behaviours and actions lead to a positive environmental change.

Meet our Educators

We offer a variety of experiential learning opportunities delivered by our educators, on a range of environmental topics such as freshwater, biodiversity and biosecurity (pest animals and plants).

Schools and community groups are able to borrow our education kits to complete their own inquiry or action projects. We also provide support and professional development to teachers to develop their skills and confidence, and plan long term projects.

There is no direct cost to schools for any of our education sessions. If you are interested in booking a session with Sarah or Christina, or you want to chat about what we could do offer, please contact us.

We are also the regional coordinators of the Enviroschools programme, which is an environmental action-based programme where young people are empowered to design and lead sustainability projects in their schools, neighbourhoods and country.

Horizons Regional Council Environmental Educators Sarah Williams & Christina Haynes

Horizons Environmental Educators Christina Haynes & Sarah Williams

Environmental Education

Whether you are wanting your students to explore their environment, would like support in developing your curriculum, or as a teacher you want to upskill on environmental topics, we can help.

Environmental education sessions

Learn more about Educational Kits

Downloadable Resources and Links


Across the region, there is a growing network with 100 schools and early childhood centres who are part of the Enviroschools kaupapa. Enviroschools is inspiring and empowering people of all ages through connection, creativity and action to help create a sustainable future.

Learn more about the programme, what our Enviroschools do, and how to get involved.

Go to our Enviroschools section


Find out more about what's been happening in the world of environmental education by subscribing to our eNewsletter - Seedlings.

This newsletter contains the latest information on events across our Region as well as a selection of handy resources, activities and details of upcoming events.

Contact us to showcase your school, event or story with the environmental education world.

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