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Waikato Branch

Waikato Branch

Welcome to environmental education in the Waikato!

If you have any branch news or Southern Environmental events or dates you would like posted please contact the NZAEE office, email

To contact the branch direct please contact: Chris Eames,

About the Waikato Branch

Our branch covers the Waikato region from Taupo to the Bombays and out to each coast.  We are a diverse and dynamic region containing New Zealand’s longest waterway, as well as volcanic regions, coastal forests, pastoral farming, and extensive urban and rural communities.

Our main city Hamilton, is the hub of the Waikato with many rural townships throughout the region.  This region is famous for being green, but we want to make it Greener…

Our environmental educators are teachers, advocates, local government staff, students and community members committed to improving attitudes and behaviour towards the environment.  The projects, people and places we get involved with vary from school programmes to community monitoring, landcare projects, recycling, ecological restoration, backyard gardening, energy efficiency and much more.

The Branch offers access to environmental education resources and a network of local, like-minded people with skills and experiences in EE.  We encourage the sharing and development of these skills through formal workshops, visits to educational sites, informal meetings and forums, and guest speakers.

Links to EE in the Waikato

EE Studies

Interested in graduate studies in EE/ESF? Click here to be directed to Waikato University’s Technology, Environmental, Mathematics and Science Education Research Centre

Waikato Branch Committee

Andrea Soanes, Chair


Chris Eames, National Executive rep, Membership