Biosecurity for schools
Helping the next generation of biosecurity champions
Protecting Aotearoa New Zealand takes everyone. Get inspired and learn more about how your school can get involved with biosecurity.
Explore tips and resources to start a biosecurity project or activity in your school. Find out what schools are already doing to protect New Zealand from pests and diseases. Educate and inspire our next generation of biosecurity guardians.
Hapaitia te ara tika pumau ai te rangatiratanga mo nga uri whakatipu.
Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations.
Useful links and resources for kids and teachers
Brown marmorated stink bug poster
2020 summer campaign poster to freely display and distribute
Predator Free NZ school resources
Rich assortment of predator free learning resources in one conservation kete.
Science Learning Hub Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao - Biosecurity
Explore New Zealand biosecuirty science education resources - for primary and secondary
Empowering young people to design and lead sustainability projects in their schools, neighbourhoods
Marine Metre Squared (Mm2)
Find information and resources to learn more and get involved with marine biosecurity
New Zealand Biosecurity Awards: Calling all biosecurity champions
It takes all of us to protect what we've got, but there are a few champions worth celebrating—could this be you? Have you been involved in a school or community group project that supported biosecurity in Aotearoa New Zealand?
If you or someone you know is doing great work to protect New Zealand against pests and diseases, it's time to shine a light on their achievements.
The New Zealand Biosecurity Kura (School) Award category is open to early childhood centres, primary, intermediate and secondary schools.
News and stories
Citizen scientists needed to catch and dispatch mosquitoes
You can help scientists understand more about mosquitoes in New Zealand.
Giving tamariki the space to “fall in love” with nature
Kerikeri Kindergarten's award winning ngahere programme, based on a native bush block, is teaching children the importance of kaitiakitanga.
St Paul's Collegiate School - 2020 New Zealand Biosecurity Award (Kura) winners
St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton has committed to taking the lead to meet primary industry needs by growing the talent, skills and abilities of all New Zealand students to better.