Eye on Nature School Days

Monday 21 - Thursday 24 March 2022 | Auckland Botanic Gardens

Eye on Nature School Days are the Beautification Trust's annual environmental education event for South and East Auckland primary schools. This free event encourages tamariki to connect with the environment and learn how to be more sustainable in everyday life. 


Over the course of four days, nearly 1,500 students get stuck in with interactive lessons and hands-on learning experiences delivered by our expert programme partners.

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Incredible Kai

Every year we have a different theme. Our Eye on Nature theme for 2022 is Incredible Kai.

Not only does kai (food) nourish us and keep our bodies healthy, but our relationship with kai also affects the health of the planet. Food security and sustainability are becoming increasingly important on our collective journey to a greener future.

Understanding where kai comes from, how it gets to the table and what happens with food scraps helps us deepen our personal relationship with nature. Kai is also an amazing social connector which brings communities and whānau together.

Throughout Eye on Nature 2022, tamariki and whānau will learn more about...



How nature creates kai from animals and plants



Nutrition and the role of kai in ecosystems



How kai gets from place to place


Waste & Recycling

‘Rot’ to do with food scraps and packaging?

Apply for your school

Eye on Nature School Days are for South and East Auckland primary schools. The Beautification Trust invites 30 students in years 5 & 6 from each selected school for a one-day unique learning experience, free of charge. Transport to and from the event by bus is also provided at no cost.

  • 22 November 2021: Online applications open

  • 22 December 2021: Online applications close

  • 26 January 2022: Schools notified of selection outcome

If you have any questions, please contact us.

While operating at any level within the traffic light system, the Beautification Trust requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination if you are attending our in-person events.  Read our COVID-19 Vaccination Position.


Eye on Nature

The Beautification Trust's signature environmental education programme.


Activities & Resources

Fun learning activities and resources for tamariki at school and at home.


Partner with us

Be part of Eye on Nature and inspire the next generation of kaitiaki.