TREEmendous Education Programme is all about thinking outside!! – because in the great outdoors, there are no boundaries, only undiscovered treasures!

And we have the perfect duo to come visit your school.

Winning schools will receive a visit from Mazda Ambassadors Ruud ‘the Bugman’ Kleinpaste and Shark Scientist Riley Elliott. They will engage with the whole school to inspire and discuss with our future generations how to care for their environment and let their imaginations run wild!

With the current strong focus on the environment, conservation and restoration around New Zealand, there is a growing demand from educators for resources and capabilities that connect learning to these areas.

Most schools already have an outdoor area which can be used for teaching.

The TREEmendous Education Programme will see Ruud Kleinpaste work directly with teachers at your school to identify how they can capitalise on the current outdoor environment, how it can be enhanced and used – literally – as a teaching resource.

We can also help you to develop a novel education programme for your students to tackle specific projects.

Each of the winning schools will also receive $1,000.

From enhancing biodiversity on your school’s grounds to cleaning up a local waterway or creating habitats for wildlife, commence beekeeping and bird monitoring programmes…the opportunities are endless! (see our TREEmendous Ideas section for inspiration).