If we can’t take every child to the ocean, let’s bring the ocean to every child.

Northland, Auckland, Christchurch, & Southland

Students (Year 7-8)

Koha appreciated


In partnership with New Zealand Geographic, and powered by Westpac, NZ-VR is our school outreach programme that aims to connect thousands of young New Zealanders with the marine environment. Through virtual reality (VR) technology NZ-VR allows students to experience the rich biodiversity that exists below the surface of the ocean, as well as the damage that has been done to the ecosystems.

School roadshows – Northland, Auckland and Christchurch

NZ-VR takes two travelling educators to schools across Te Tai Tokerau Northland, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Ōtautahi Christchurch with a class-set of virtual reality headsets to deliver an engaging, inspiring and educational one-hour session to classes on environmental sustainability with a focus on oceans.

Wearing a VR headset, students experience a number of underwater experiences through 360˚ videos that compare and contrast different marine environments. They learn what causes ocean damage and what actions can be taken to protect the marine environment. Students come away from the session with a deeper understanding of kaitiakitanga and practical actions they can take to help protect the environment.

The content is best suited for Year 7-8 students and these classes will be our priority. We ask for a koha of $290 per day of teaching to help support educator, equipment and transport costs. This is optional but greatly appreciated for the future sustainability of the programme.

“Students were able to see with their own eyes, the toll that pollution and overfishing are having on our marine environment. They explored the concept of Kaitiakitanga; the guardianship of our environment. Our ocean is our future and so they discussed all the things that we could do to protect our oceans so that we can all enjoy them now and in the future.”  – Onehunga High School, 2020

For more information contact us:

North Island enquiries: Alice Ward-Allen [email protected] or phone (09) 307 8875.

South Island enquiries: Sian Moffitt [email protected] or phone (027) 747 4645.


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