Education Space

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has created online resources to assist teachers and students in exploring the theme of the responsible use of the outdoors. It also introduces schools to the work of the Commission, and the Outdoor Access Code.

Students can use the outdoor education resources on this site to learn about responsible access to the outdoors and explore the perspectives of others. Teachers can use the teacher resources to create lesson plans and support education outside the classroom (EOTC) activities.

We're always interested in hearing from teachers and others with any suggestions for new resources that would be helpful. Our communications team looks after the creation of new educational materials, and please feel welcome to contact them at any time,

Year 1-3 resources

This section contains level 1–2 curriculum-aligned teaching resources to assist teachers to create engaging lesson plans on the theme of respect for and responsible use of the outdoors.

Top Outdoor Spot Competition

School children can send in a photo, drawing or short poem/story of their favourite outdoor spot and what makes it special for the chance to win.