Educational Resources

Whio Forever Education Resource (download)

‘Whio Forever’ is an integrated curriculum teaching resource with the whio/ blue duck as the real life  context for learning. The resource covers multiple learning areas of the whio-resource-cover-180New Zealand Curriculum. It has been developed for primary school (Years 1-8) teachers.

The resource contains teaching and learning material to support a unit of work based on whio. It is grounded in Environmental Education for Sustainability (EEfS) themes and incorporates aspects of Te Ao Māori (a Māori worldview).  The unit is based on an inquiry learning process, including student-centred, constructivist pedagogy.

Download the Whio Forever Education Resource from the DOC website

Wall Posters

This a group of fun whio learning resources aimed primarily at kids but great for adults too. They are all high resolution so print well and can be used for open days, classroom activities and put on the wall as infographic posters.

Whio Educational Resources GraphicWall posters for download:

Please note: These are large files and may take some time to download.

Click on the poster below to download:

R82480 Robyn Orchard - Updated Whio posters A2.indd Finding Whio posters_Get to know the whio_update Dec 2015_A2_WEB







Finding Whio MapFinding Whio posters_Under threat_update Dec 2015_A2.pdf








The Whio YearSpot the Whio






Stoats and Rivers Game (download)

stoats and rivers PRINT A3The ‘Stoats and Rivers’ game is a fun way to teach kids about the lvies of whio and the efforts to protect them. It prints out to A3 size and you just need a few counters and a dice.

Illustrations for the Stoats and Rivers Game were drawn by Sonia Frimmel.



Whio Forever Mask (download)whio mask

We also have a fun kid’s activity on the Whio Forever website – decorating a Whio Mask. Now, everyone can be their favourite native duck by printing out the Whio mask,
and decorating it in blue, or any colour you want. To download a printable PDF of the Whio Mask click here.