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Discover and Learn at the Manawahe Eco trust


Based locally, at the Manawahe Ecological community centre we offer a hands-on curriculum based Environmental Education programme.

Come and enjoy a wide range of activities that inspire students to make a difference to their environment.

·        Getting to know the bush

o   Activities range from: identification of trees, birds and invertebrates; understanding of ecosystems and adaptations; use of natural materials in art and crafts; and nature’s own recycle systems. 


·        Pest and predators

o   What are pests; how do we know they are here and more importantly, how do we control them?


·        Getting involved  

o   Plant a tree

o   Help check our traps and bait stations

o   Monitor our tracking tunnels

o   Grow plants from cuttings


We welcome:

·        pre schools

·        primary schools (years 0-6)

·        Intermediate schools and junior high schools (7-10)

·        Through to NCEA level 1-3

·        All programmes incorporate age appropriate outdoor challenges where team work and problem solving skills are fostered and encouraged


We will work with you to customise our programme to the learning needs of your students. Most activities can be completed in the one day visit. Our Bush Camp allows you to enjoy an overnight stay with a multi-day programme. Costs for the 2015 school year are: pre-school $2; Primanry and Intermediate school $5; Secondary schools $10 per child per visit. The cost for overnight camps are $7.50 per day per child.


For more information, costings and/or bookings please contact

MET’s Environmental Educator:


Liddy Bakker

on email:

or Mobile: 0275699022