Engaged and Empowered Young People

Since 2003 POET has assisted low decile secondary schools to facilitate the delivery of outdoor education experiences for their students  Find out more about what we do.

We work with a number of partner schools within the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.  See the schools  we work with.

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POET Coordinators work alongside teachers supporting them to deliver outdoor experiences for their own students.       Find out more.

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Perry Outdoor Education Trust shared Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari's video.

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari
Nice to see support for such a great place.
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Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari were honoured to run the construction challenge this morning for the Fieldays Rural Bachelors. The lads involved had to build two trap boxes for the trust to use on the Maunga. They were all great sports and gave it a good attempt with varying results!!

POET Base Camp will be running again this year. It is two day event, filled with practical workshops focusing on facilitating education outcomes in the outdoors, connecting different learning areas and keeping up to date with the latest EOTC safety management practices. Based in the beautiful Hunua Ranges, this is a great opportunity for educators wanting to further their knowledge of contemporary outdoor education, or for experienced educators who want to have a refresher. For more details and to book your spot, contact Donald on ... See MoreSee Less

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Our 3 minute 2017 Festival Teaser taken from the amazing films showing in Wanaka and Queenstown June 30 to July 9. Come join us!

Perry Outdoor Education Trust shared New Zealand Mountain Safety Council's Get Outdoors - Planning Essentials - #1 Plan Your Trip.

New Zealand Mountain Safety Council
We thought this was worth sharing. There will be 29, so we probably won't share them all but if you want to see more go to New Zealand Mountain Safety Council
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We are very proud to present the first video in our brand new 29 part how-to video series - Get Outdoors - Planning Essentials - #1 Plan Your TripWith the help of Jordan and Abby, you will learn how to prepare for your trip into the great outdoors. This video includes some of the key considerations such as choosing a trip that is suitable for you and the rest of the group as well as where the nearest emergency help and contingency options are if you need to change your plans along the way.Share with your friends and stay tuned for the release of the rest of the series as we take you on an adventure from the planning process and into the great outdoors. Made in collaboration with:Quite Nice Films, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Aotearoa NZ / Hillary Award , Education Outdoors New Zealand, ScoutsNZ , GirlGuiding New Zealand , Boys Brigade/ICONZ, Girls' Brigade New Zealand , Christian Camping NZ, DOC, MetService, Leave No Trace, NZRA and NZOIA#MakeItHomeNZGet Outdoors with MSC Playlist:

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