NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS
IMAgEN8 is a registered charity whose purpose is to foster sustainable connections with New Zealand's natural environment in our diverse communities through education, photography and technology.
IMPROVE MENTAL WELLBEING
BUILD SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE
PROTECT NATURE (KAITIAKITANGA)
We conduct nature photography workshops on school grounds and nature reserves that connect students with nature, enhance their wellbeing, build skills and foster environmental stewardship through creative expression. Our borrow-a-camera 'be an Environmentalist' and 'be an Artist' programs enable students to capture compelling stories about nature through workshops, webinars and assignments so they can create images to inspire love and connection with nature. We are an accredited activity for the Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award. Students' work is published in books and a digital magazine, Compassionate Nature. We have published 7 books and 13 editions of our magazine so far. We offer wellbeing workshops and create educational content for tamariki and rangatahi to learn and be inspired.
"This we know - the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
- Chief Seattle