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

ESSENZ is running PLD workshops, facilitated by Jenny Pollock and our Regional Representatives over the next few weeks and in the beginning of term 3.

Here are details for the Term 2 workshops, to be held in New Plymouth, Christchurch, and Hamilton.

Please note that all these workshops are free and that there is financial assistance available for rural/isolated/new to ESS teachers. However, any reasonable request will be considered.

To register for these workshops and/or to apply for financial assistance email Jenny Pollock at, stating which workshop you wish to register/gain assistance for.

New Plymouth: June 25th 2021, 9.15 am – 3.00 pm. New Plymouth Boys High School Library, 107 Coronation Avenue, Welbourn, New Plymouth 4310

Christchurch: July 2nd 2021, 9.15 am – 3.00 pm. Antarctic Centre: 38 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8052

Hamilton: July 8th 2021, 9.15 am – 3.00 pm. Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Hamilton, 52 Clyde Street, Hamilton East.