Activities in the Forest

Families and school groups who visit the Forest can use our activity resources free of charge. These toolkits have been created by the Aongatete Forest Project using funds provided by the Department of Conservation’s Community Fund, with content developed by the House of Science, inspired by Kiwi Conservation Club activities. 

Forest Activity Booklet for Families

This is a fun activity booklet for families to do as they walk the short loop walk at Aongatete. Printed copies are available for families at the Aongatete kohanga/shelter or you can print a copy here. Don’t forget to take a pencil with you! School groups – please print off your own class sets.

Forest Activities for School Groups

Our Forest Activities for School Groups have been developed by the House of Science for schools to use when they stay in the Aongatete Outdoor Education Centre or visit the Aongatete forest. This is the first in the series and has 5 activities focused on Looking at our Forests.

Looking at Our Forests

Background Teacher Notes – Background information for all activities on the Aongatete forest and its conservation for teachers, and curriculum links for the activities.

Forest Hunt Activity – Student Worksheet and Handout, and Teacher Notes

How tall is that Tree? Activity – Student Worksheet and Teacher Notes

Get to Know a Tree Activity – Student Worksheet and Teacher Notes

The Rainbow Forest Activity and The Rainbow Forest Colour card Template – Student Worksheet and Teacher Notes, and colour card templates for the activity

Layers of the Forest – Student Worksheet and Handout, and Teacher Notes