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"Make Space for Nature" and Primary CREST

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Branching from a KCC  Make Space for Nature competition, use the idea as a Primary CREST project.

Referencing the Nature of Science  and Living World  strands, or Pūtaiao Make Space for Nature  and Primary CREST at the same time!


Carefully read Kiwi Conservation Clubs’ Make Space for Nature

  • Follow the steps as outlined by KCC
  • Meet the Criteria
  • Complete the Primary CREST order  process and  send the report to CREST, Royal Society Te Apārangi, P.O. Box 598, Wellington 6140
  • CREST processPrimary CREST certificates and badges.

Resources to help

Primary CREST order form 


New Zealand’s ecosystems used to be able to handle a lot, but all the changes we have made to the landscape over time – like burning and felling forests, draining wetlands, and building on the coast – have really damaged them. Now, even the small differences in what’s happening can have a great big effect on our plants and animals.

Giving back physical space, or room, to nature will help ecosystems grow strong and adaptable again. They will be better able to help themselves get through this crisis – and to help us too!

Trees That Count | Te Rahi o Tāne have a great goal that fits. For 2018, they want to see millions more native trees planted in New Zealand, for climate change and for biodiversity.