Earth and Space Science Educators of New Zealand ESSENZ

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

Credit: Ian Griffin/Otago Museum 

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, for all NZC year levels.
Mairi Borthwick is the President of ESSENZ and the contact details for Mairi and the rest of the ESSENZ executive committee members, can be found here.

Our aim is to make sure that ESS is well resourced, now and in the future, and that help is available throughout New Zealand. See below for the links to the help that ESSENZ provides and the webinars that we have recorded and posted on a range of topics. We have regional representattives throughout the country, who can help the teachers within their regions. Their contact details can be found here.

We would like all ESS teachers (no matter how few or many standards you teach) to become members of ESSENZ. Please fill in the form at this link: membership form

For all inquires please contact us at         

Photo Anaton Rottpeter

The resources section is being updated frequently. Go to Resources to see what we've added.

ESS Scholarship resources:
Here is the link for these ESS Scol resources. 

ESSENZ help is available here and the executive committee and regional representative contacts are here.

Webinar programme here and links to the webinar recordings and resources look here or here.

Resources for new-to-ESS teachers or those needing to refresh or update their skills can be found here.

L2 and L3 exams

These have been made available to  ESSENZ members only. To become an ESSENZ member go to this link here. 

The IAU have put out a 'Big ideas in Astronomy' pdf booklet. Find in the Astronomy resources folder. Also visit their website: AstroEd.

Photo Ian Griffin - Otago Museum

To become an ESSENZ member go to this link here.