The table below shows how the regional support network for the Enviroschools Programme that has developed since it was launched as a nationally available programme in 2001. These organisations employ and/or fund local teams made up of a Regional Coordinator and one or more Facilitators who support the programme in each region.
Leadership from Local Government has been key to the development of a strong nation-wide network. A diverse range of organisations are grouped as ‘Community Partners’, this includes DOC Conservancy and Area offices, Kindergarten Associations, branches of the Rural Education Activities Programme (REAP), environmental trusts and businesses.
1 The number of councils in New Zealand changed on 1 November 2010 with merger of 1 regional council, 4 city councils and 3 district councils to form the new Auckland Council, that is classified as a unitary authority.
2 The Education for Sustainability Advisers, employed through the six Schools of Education, were a key part of the Enviroschools network until they were disbanded by the Ministry of Education at the end of 2009.