Conservation Kids NZ

Kids + Conservation = OUR FUTURE

Our mission 

To inspire the young minds of NZ to take action for conservation!  


We love NZ.  From the native bush to the marine mammals, we are passionate about protecting and preserving this beautiful backyard. 

 It's this passion for conservation that has seen CKNZ grow from its humble beginnings to become a popular and well known club and charitable trust.

 By utilising resources and opportunities available to us in the community we are able to provide safe, fun and educational learning experiences that focus on conservation and the environment. 

Our events unite the young minds of NZ and encourage them to become more involved in conservation on a local, national and international level. 

We strongly believe that it's this environmental education of future generations that will ensure a much brighter future for not only the Marlborough Sounds but

NZ as a whole.


Our Branches  




Marlborough Conservation Kids is the original founding club.

Started by Tash Luxton & Larissa Larimar back in 2009. 

Pelorus Branch 

The Pelorus Conservation Kids originally started in Rai Valley to help bring activities to our local rural kids. 

It has since expanded to cover

the whole Pelorus area to give all rural kids access to group activities. 

The Pelorus Conservation Kids runs most of their events based around their local environment, encouraging their kids to know their own back yard.

If you are interested in starting a Conservation Kids Branch in your local area, please get in touch with us - we would love to hear from you!

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Inspiring People and Families. 

We wanted to share with you some stories from people or families who inspire us to get out in nature and take part in conservation.  These are people who maybe live a unique life or make the most of the environment around them. We hope by sharing their stories it might inspire you to explore somewhere new or experience nature from a different perspective. 


McNeilly Clan 


O'Donnell Family 


See more stories here