Environmental Science The study of ecology, biochemistry & related environmental sciences has a natural home in New Zealand with Kuaka. We have developed a number of research sites where students complete hands-on environmental monitoring - water quality, vegetation surveys, fauna presence / absence, endangered species rehabilitation, habitat restoration & more. Data collected is added to data sets from previous years. Students then discuss, compare & process their findings so they can appreciate environmental change over time.   College   High School


Environmental Science

The study of ecology, biochemistry & related environmental sciences has a natural home in New Zealand with Kuaka.

We have developed a number of research sites where students complete hands-on environmental monitoring - water quality, vegetation surveys, fauna presence / absence, endangered species rehabilitation, habitat restoration & more. Data collected is added to data sets from previous years. Students then discuss, compare & process their findings so they can appreciate environmental change over time.
 

College
 

High School

Geography New Zealand is simply the best place to study geography! Human occupation is so recent that we can track its influence from time of arrival. We can reach back to understand the physical processes as they moulded this "youngest country on earth". Sitting astride an active tectonic interface on the Ring of Fire, New Zealand demonstrates every major landscape process on earth. So we can explore its physical origins. Then we apply the impacts of humans as we seek to understand the dynamic between physical processes & human settlement.   College   High School


Geography

New Zealand is simply the best place to study geography! Human occupation is so recent that we can track its influence from time of arrival. We can reach back to understand the physical processes as they moulded this "youngest country on earth".

Sitting astride an active tectonic interface on the Ring of Fire, New Zealand demonstrates every major landscape process on earth. So we can explore its physical origins. Then we apply the impacts of humans as we seek to understand the dynamic between physical processes & human settlement.
 

College
 

High School

Sustainable Business Kuaka New Zealand is a sustainable business. It models collaboration, supply chain management and triple bottom line performance. Students can assess their own study tour as a sustainable business product. They get to engage in the Kuaka vision of "Enhancing New Zealand" as they travel from case study to case study of sustainable business.   College


Sustainable Business

Kuaka New Zealand is a sustainable business. It models collaboration, supply chain management and triple bottom line performance.

Students can assess their own study tour as a sustainable business product. They get to engage in the Kuaka vision of "Enhancing New Zealand" as they travel from case study to case study of sustainable business.
 

College

Service Learning Kuaka provides hands-on environmental & community activity for students that assists local people in a tangible way. We align ‘real-world’ experiential learning activities with course content & desired academic outcomes - including Maori cultural immersion & action to enhance the environment. This is so powerful that students inevitably reflect on how they can continue this form of service when they get home.   College


Service Learning

Kuaka provides hands-on environmental & community activity for students that assists local people in a tangible way.

We align ‘real-world’ experiential learning activities with course content & desired academic outcomes - including Maori cultural immersion & action to enhance the environment.

This is so powerful that students inevitably reflect on how they can continue this form of service when they get home.
 

College

The Kuaka experience

THE VISION   'TO ENHANCE NEW ZEALAND THROUGH EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL'.

kuaka programs are always tailored to meet your learning objectives

Our programs are designed to be sustainable, assisting students to give something back to the community & environment & then focusing on how the students can 'take this learning home'. We enhance the environment, the community & the students through real, purposeful, effective learning experiences that also improve the destination.

Students see how volcanic activity has shaped the landscape of Auckland from the unique perspective atop one of the eight volcanoes that ring our largest city.

Examine the great geothermal fields of Rotorua - how humans have harnessed geothermal energy & how this environment has shaped the culture.

Immerse in the rich indigenous culture of New Zealand Maori, through engagement in important traditions & being hosted overnight at a cultural learning center set in virgin rainforest.

Experience how this bi-cultural society has Maori principles & beliefs as part of the fabric of everyday New Zealand life.

Discover how New Zealand is the most innovative country on earth!
From the characters of Avatar & Lord of the Rings, to the global success of Kiwifruit, developing numerous adventure activities & enhancing our natural wonders.

New Zealand is the perfect 'education destination' to connect classroom learning to their real-world applications. 

Our local knowledge & field expertise will ensure that you have a well targeted, effective & enjoyable educational program.

EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES

CULTURAL IMMERSION

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

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Testimonials

We really do deliver. Find out more from the testimonials below.
Then get in touch to find out how we can assist you in delivering a program your students will remember forever!
 

Lori Blanc Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Practice,
Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech.
"The quality of my study abroad program ...
is greatly enhanced by our partnership with Kuaka."

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Janel Curry Ph.D
A two-time Fulbright Scholar,
Janel is currently the Provost at Gordon College.
"I have nothing but praise for Doug Farr & Kuaka"

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Tampines Junior College
Singapore
Ms Wendy Lee
“I was impressed by the depth of knowledge of our guide. He made an effort to find out what the students knew & value-added to their learning by providing additional notes (eg urban studies) & insights (eg. bringing the students on the hike @ Waitomo before the Glow Worms Trip). He gave both the micro & macro perspective to every topic covered on the trip – I really appreciate that!
He also led most of the field work on the trip, allowing the teachers to take a step back & monitor on our students’ learning instead! I saw that my students have learnt much & they enjoyed the lessons!”
Victoria Junior College
Singapore
Ms Goh Lay Yen
“We would like to express our utmost appreciation for all that you have done for us in terms of planning, preparation & execution of the trip. We are aware that we were a very demanding group in terms of the itinerary & logistical requirements, but you really delivered way beyond our expectations & made things so much easier for us. Thanks so much! 
It was really an extremely wonderful experience throughout & would not have been possible without your dedication & 'go out of your way to make things better for us' attitude. We truly appreciate it & would like to thank you once again. :)“