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Programme Support

Examples of Waitomo Education Programmes 

Enquire for detailed resources to support student inquiry learning . (A Google Drive Link to many resources and supporting programme ideas)

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Here for   Science table summary programmes  Sciences (NoS, ESS, MAT, LIV) Programmes egs .

Here  Geography tourism social sciences table summary   Social Sciences/ Geography/ Tourism Programme examples (PDF)

And here for all integrated subjects Resource titles Possible links with curriculum achievement objectives

How can LEOTC visit help my students Click here for a ministry of education case study of visit to Waitomo      Balancing Risks and benefits in the outdoors.

Books to help support learning:

Great school journal and connected series books. Often with Teacher support notes.

Building science concepts books Waitomo caves education. -support science learning about Caves.

Building science concepts books otorohanga kiwihouse education – support science learning about Kiwi.

Info series all about, ,   Supporting Science;   Glowworms bats,  Support Kiwi

Waitomo Ed Books Support Social Sciences

 Books  best choices

Caves, Karst and Critters

Primary Waitomo Education resources activities & curriculum links (Detailed Caves and Karst activities. Also Pre and post visit Learning)

LEARNZ  Waitomo November 2014 Caves Critters Karst programme


For a collection of other Web resources for Learning about Caves, Limestone and Karst environments.

Trip to the coast Students can study an example of a Northern NZ Sandy and Muddy Shore Guide and  Northern NZ rocky shores guide.


The Glowing Spider Bug. “The Glowworm” is helping us sleep?

New Glowing Millipede Found; Shows How Bioluminescence Evolved

Click here for resources on  International Year of the light.

Bioluminescence living lights (National Geographic Classroom) lessons

Bioluminescence more resources

Take a virtual tour into one of the biggest caves in the world.

Fly a drone within one of the world’s big dolines.

Virtual Cave learning and activity

2014  an exciting year for the Waitomo Glowworm Cave celebrating 125 years of Guiding.

  • 2014 was the International Year of Cystallography.

Grow your own crystal.  Create a seed crystal and grow a HUGE crystal challenge.

(Compounds and methods used are FREE of choice… creative. Grow a unique seed crystal and watch it grow).

Competition: send in a video  (Primary) or write an essay (secondary)

This is a competition run by (UNESCO. The united nations educational scientific and cultural organisation).

Growing crystals is a great way to understand the Material world in science.


Call (07) 878 7642 or send us an email at to make a booking with the Waitomo Education Centre.

Or just get in touch to find out how we can link your Y1 to Y13 classroom programme to the many options available in this area