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

Northland, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

Students (Year 7-8)

$320+GST (full day 3-4 sessions) or $200+GST (half day 1-2 sessions)


FOR 2024

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, Wellington and Christchurch

NZ-VR takes two travelling educators to schools across Te Tai Tokerau Northland, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington 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.

In 2024 the cost per day is $320+GST (full day 3-4 sessions) or $200+GST (half day 1-2 sessions) to help support educator, equipment and transport costs. If your school is unable to afford this cost please get in touch, as we have a number of visits per region that we can offer at a discounted rate. To get in touch, contact emails can be found below.

“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:

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland enquiries: Thomas Morris [email protected] or phone (027) 313 9550.

Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington enquiries: Alice McCullough [email protected] or phone (027) 330 5240

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

Other regions not currently listed: Alice Ward-Allen [email protected] or phone (027) 313 9550


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