Explore with us
We take young New Zealanders on life-changing adventures
that follow in the footsteps of Sir Peter Blake.
Our experiential programmes are designed to inspire the next generation of New Zealand’s leaders, adventurers and environmentalists. We offer programmes that both 'ignite the spark' and inspire people to care for the environment, as well as 'life-changing' programmes that prepare them to lead environmental change.
As they learn through the kinds of
adventures few of us are likely to experience, they develop environmental insights,
awareness, and passion that will be pivotal not only to their own future, but
indeed to the future of our planet.
We offer a range of programmes including:
Youth EnviroLeaders’ Forum - A week-long adventure for environmentally passionate secondary school students
Young Blake Expeditions - A once in a lifetime opportunity to voyage to remote and environmentally significant areas
Blake Ambassadors - 18-25 year olds are offered environmental leadership opportunities to work on projects with our partners NIWA, DOC, Antarctica New Zealand, the Antarctic Heritage Trust and Tara Expeditions.
Environmental Educator - An opportunity for a secondary school teacher to work with the Trust for a term and take part in our Young Blake Expedition
Virtual Reality - An educational programme to inspire students nationwide to care for the environment and take action to protect it
The annual Youth EnviroLeaders' Forum is for environmental leaders from all over New Zealand who come together for a week of adventure-based learning, to address topical environmental issues facing our country, and develop strategies to address them.FIND OUT MORE HERE
Young Blake Expeditions
These ocean voyages are once in a lifetime opportunities to visit remote and environmentally significant areas such as the Kermaecs of the Sub-Antarctic Islands.FIND OUT MORE
Environmentally passionate 18-25 year olds are selected for our amazing ambassadorships in Antarctica, the Southern Ocean and throughout New Zealand.FIND OUT MORE
In partnership with the Ministry of Education, we offer a unique opportunity for one secondary teacher each year to be an Educator at Sea on board a Young Blake Expedition, attend YELF, and spend a term working full-time with the Trust.FIND OUT MORE
In partnership with New Zealand Geographic and Pew Charitable Trust, we have produced an underwater virtual reality experience which showcases the rich biodiversity that exists below the surface of the Hauraki Gulf, as well as the damage that has occured.FIND OUT MORE
We know that environmental issues are becoming more and more complex. Our world will require leaders who don’t just understand these science and conservation challenges but are able to effectively communicate and influence their peers and fellow Kiwis to enact change.
Our programmes provide hands on experiential learning combining three critical elements: education, environmental knowledge, and how to lead change.