Growing the next generation of kaitiaki

Growing the next generation of kaitiaki

Connecting people to nature to inspire them to care and advocate for nature.

Underpinning a lot of A Rocha’s work is the impetus to nurture our tamariki and rangatahi to be the next generation of kaitiaki in Aotearoa. Our work connects people to nature and inspires them to care and advocate for nature. 

Te Whakaoranga O Karioi | Karioi Project

Environmental education is a key element of the Karioi Project, creating a connection with nature, and an appreciation and understanding of ecology and the environment to encourage kaitiakitanga and behavioural change. We have created place-based, outdoor learning experiences and environmental education programmes for tamariki, our community and schools. The Karioi Project offers the following environmental education programmes:

Please visit the Karioi Project website for more details of these environmental education programmes.

Eco Church Project

A key element of the Eco Church project is education and engagement around the theological imperative to care for creation. Our focus has been on developing a new generation of kaitiaki through nature-based and ecology focused camps for tamariki and rangatahi and the training and equipping of environmental leaders within a church community. We offer the following education and engagement programmes:

Local Groups

All A Rocha local groups are encouraged to develop environmental education initiatives for local churches and communities – particularly initiatives that involved direction experiences and participation in God’s creation. Some of educational initiatives organised by local groups include:

NGĀ AROTAHINGA | Our Focus Areas

Practical conservation for healthier and flourishing ecosystems and communities.

Connecting and inspiring people to care and advocate for nature.

Inspiring and empowering communities to take action for sustainability.

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