Bay of Plenty Regional Council produces a variety of teaching resources available for different class levels. The resources are linked to the New Zealand Curriculum and feature Bay of Plenty case studies. If you would like to find out more about the teaching resources available, please contact Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
Air quality education resources
This page of resources and links is provided as a suggestion for teachers studying air quality and pollution.
The Energy Resource helps teachers enable students to increase their knowledge of energy sources and the impact these have on the environment.
LEARNZ on-line virtual field trips - Geohazards
A guided trip to the Bay of Plenty - from the safety of your classroom! Experts will take you to remote locations to help you better understand what causes natural disasters such as tsunami, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides, and how we can manage the risk.
LEARNZ on-line virtual field trips - Harbours and Estuaries
Journey with your class to the eastern Bay of Plenty to explore the historical richness and biodiversity of Ōhiwa Harbour. This trip will enable your students to make comparisons with other coastal areas. They will see the coastal environment through a different set of eyes as they realise the part we can all play in looking after these valuable places.
Life's a Beach
Life's a beach is a coastal management kit for schools. It provides learning activities about the beach environment - the sea, the beach, sand dunes, dune vegetation and reserve areas.
Oil spill education resources
This page of resources and links is provided as a suggestion only for schools studying the Rena oil spill.
Pest animal and plant resources
This page of resources and links is provided as a suggestion for schools studying pest animals and plants.
The Regional Environmental Education Forum (or REEF) is the Bay of Plenty branch of the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education. REEF is a network of people working in or interested in environmental education.
Rotorua Lakes education resource
The Rotorua Lakes Education Resource will help you to enable your students to increase their knowledge and understanding of the Rotorua lakes region and encourage action 'for' the environment.
SmartGrowth education resource
The SmartGrowth Education Resource provides learning activities about managing growth targeting geography achievement standards level 6-8 and social studies level 5.
Waiora (Healthy Water)
Waiora - Healthy Water will help you explore the water around us, the water cycle, how we use water, the impacts of water and land use on water quality and the health of your local stream.
Weedbusters is an integrated teaching resource for primary schools. The emphasis throughout the resource is to increase students' knowledge and understanding of pest plants. It also encourages action 'for' the environment by enabling students to take part in projects and activities that help manage and control weeds.