Climate Change Education Symposium

See you there


April 17, 2018 at 1:00pm - 6pm


Wellington Girls College
Pipitea St Thorndon
Wellington 6011
New Zealand
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Climate Change Education Symposium

Nau mai, haere mai. Ngā mihi mahana ki a koe. He karanga tēnei ki a koe, ki te haere mai ki tēnei hui nei e pā ana i te kaupapa o te huringa āhuarangi.

We invite you to attend a Climate Change Education Symposium

on April 17, 2018 from 1-5pm in Wellington. 

As you are no doubt aware, climate change education is the most pressing environmental and sustainability issue of our time. However, education to inform, prepare and empower our society to deal with this issue appears fragmented and under-whelming. We obviously have a shared responsibility to do better in policy and practice for learners throughout the life course.


To this end, we are forming a Climate Change Education Network, and have organised a symposium attached to the forthcoming New Zealand Association for Environmental Education Conference. To learn more and to register, visit:

This symposium will be an opportunity for participants to share our knowledge and experiences regarding climate change education, to celebrate what is currently happening, and discuss how we can enhance this critical work throughout the education sector. We welcome participants from the full range of education contexts including ECCE, primary, secondary, tertiary, Kura kaupapa, kōhanga reo, enviroschools (ECCE and schools) and kura taiao, and governmental and non-governmental  organisations (including community groups, zoos etc) vested in the future of our climate.
The half-day symposium will be opened by the Hon James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change, and feature short keynote speeches from key local government, education, youth and Māori representatives, as well as workshop and panel discussions. Since it precedes the NZAEE conference, attendees can register for just the symposium, or stay on and enjoy the whole conference. We look forward to seeing you there!

Associate Professor Jenny Ritchie and Dr Andrea Milligan, Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Chris Eames, University of Waikato