Welcome to the TREEmendous Education Programme.

TREEmendous was launched in 2007 by the Mazda Foundation to help schools develop exciting new ways to promote environmental literacy.

Created with the help of Mazda Ambassador, Ruud ‘the Bugman’ Kleinpaste, the programme aims to encourage environmental education – teaching children and the wider community about the importance of caring for the environment.

Over the years we have found that many schools needed more than one area of their school to become an outdoor learning area. We saw opportunities to turn the whole school outdoor area into a learning environment – helping to increase overall environmental literacy.

Our exciting new TREEmendous Education Programme encourages even more hands on learning. Ruud works directly with teachers to identify how they can use the environment as a context for Education – helping make it an immersive part of the curriculum.

If you want educators and students from your Primary or Intermediate school to reconnect with our fabulous biodiversity – from plants and bugs to fungi and birds – then apply now for a TREEmendous Education Programme for your school.

You’ll be helping Kiwi kids reconnect with nature and be inspired to take care of the environment for future generations.