We aim to showcase what a healthy and vibrant forest should look, sound and feel like, and are passionate about sharing a strong connection with nature to the next generation.
We carry out community educational activities in conjunction with Bay Conservation Alliance, with special effort to involve local schools in our project.
Families and school groups who visit the forest are welcome to the activity resources below free of charge. Many of these have been created using funds provided by DOC’s Community Fund, with content developed by the House of Science & inspired by Kiwi Conservation Club activities.
OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTRE
The Outdoor Education Centre (or Aongatete Lodge as it’s often called) has a focus on building life skills for youth and is our close neighbour and conservation ally. Please respect the guests and users of their facilities when you visit the forest: stick to the public tracks, do not use the driveway or wander through the grounds.
A range of useful and interesting resources, plus links to our fellow Bay Conservation Alliance members in the neighbourhood.