Earth and Space Science Educators of New Zealand ESSENZ

Ngā Kaiwhakaako Pūtaiao ā-Papa, ā-Rangi o Aotearoa

Credit: Ian Griffin/Otago University

Welcome to the ESSENZ website
Nau mai, haere mai ki te pae tukutuku a Ngā Kaiwhakaako Pūtaiao ā-Papa, ā-Rangi o Aotearoa

Earth and Space Science Educators of New Zealand (ESSENZ) is the national subject association supporting and promoting Earth and Space Science (ESS) education, both full ESS courses and Science courses that contain ESS standards (SciESS - our abbreviation).

Our aim is to make sure that ESS is well resourced and that PLD workshops are run and 1on1 help is available throughout New Zealand. The range of help that ESSE provides can be found here. The contact details for the ESSE office holders plus the regional representatives can be found here.

This website provides links to resources, notifications about PLD workshops and webinars, job vacancies, notices of conferences and other events such as field trips and information on how we are using our Network of Expertise funding.

For all inquires please contact us at .

Latest news

Kia ora all,

It gives me great pleasure to announced that Mairi Borthwick is the new President of ESSENZ. She is the right person at the right time because she has been involved with ESS from the beginning, and is heavily involved in all the NCEA changes. She will be able to lead us through the NCEA implementation. Because we are moving to the Google Workspace platform in the New Year her new email address is

I'm the Senior VP until the next AGM when we will elect a new Junior VP, a position which some of you may like to consider. I'm also going to carry on helping with our Networks of Expertise funding and PLD, which will be for the implementation of the new standards and courses, while still supporting the old L2 and L3 ESS and developing junior resources.

If you're wanting access to the Google resources or need 1on1 help carry on emailing me. My new email is, but the old email address of will still reach me quite a while yet.

There will be a post about Google Workspace soon.

Noho ora mai