Eye on Nature School Days

Monday 21 - Friday 25 March 2022

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. 


We usually invite schools for four days of hands-on learning at the Auckland Botanic Gardens, but in 2022, Covid-19 meant we had to do things a little differently.


The participating schools took part in online workshops and webinars with our environmental expert partners. To complement the online programme, we delivered goodie boxes full of fun learning activities for each school.

Our dedicated team and education partners put in a lot of hard work to make sure the tamariki still had amazing, hands-on, interactive learning experiences.

A huge thank you to all our partners who made this possible!

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Our education partners

Thank you to all our partners for sharing your passion and knowledge with our tamariki

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?


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.