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

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Brown marmorated stink bug poster

2020 summer campaign poster to freely display and distribute

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Predator Free NZ school resources

Rich assortment of predator free learning resources in one conservation kete.

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Science Learning Hub Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao - Biosecurity

Explore New Zealand biosecuirty science education resources - for primary and secondary 

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Empowering young people to design and lead sustainability projects in their schools, neighbourhoods

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Marine Metre Squared (Mm2)

Find information and resources to learn more and get involved with marine biosecurity

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Video: Help 'Kina' fight marine pests

Help protect New Zealand from marine pests

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2020 Biosecurity Awards Kura (School) Award winner - St Paul's Collegiate School

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.  

Find out more about the Awards

News and stories

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Citizen scientists needed to catch and dispatch mosquitoes

You can help scientists understand more about mosquitoes in New Zealand.

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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.

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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.