Little Brown Kiwi provides adventure education for international students and schools. Each trip is designed and delivered to the customer’s need. Since 2006 Little Brown Kiwi has been committed to environmental projects across New Zealand.
Environmental restoration is an integral part of the adventures that the organisation designs and delivers for international schools. The aim is to educate students and get them to take part in hands-on activities to achieve something meaningful. Groups who visit New Zealand with Little Brown Kiwi have been involved in working with activities to support both flora and fauna.
Initiatives have included working alongside the Department of Conservation, Whenuakite Kiwi Care in the Coromandel, Takahe Rescue and Kids Restore Kepler in Te Anau, Trees for Travellers in Kaikoura, Old Mac’s Farm native tree block in the Abel Tasman, Project Gold in Queenstown, and the Otakaro-Avon Network in Christchurch.
Approximately 12-16 groups per year, involving around 300 to 400 students, get involved in environmental work. Students have planted thousands of trees and have weeded around native planting. Traps have been checked to help keep predator numbers down. The students leave New Zealand understanding the importance of contributing to the environment.
Little Brown Kiwi is a finalist in the Restoring Nature category of the 2017 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards