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. 
We run school photography workshops that connect children and young adults with Nature to enhance their well-being and foster environmental stewardship through creative expression. We publish books and a digital magazine, Compassionate Nature, with contributions from students and our community. We create educational content for tamariki to learn and be inspired.
All donations and earned income fund future programs. 

Nurturing a Love for Nature

"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

Find out more about our programs at Auckland schools and what teachers are saying!

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The workshops connect students with nature via photography, develop mental wellbeing through time mindfully observing and capturing nature, and build their photography and creative skills, while encouraging place-based education through development of love for their local area. These programs align with digital learning, visual arts, well being and ecological sustainability areas in the NZ curriculum, and help develop their 'using language, symbols and texts' competency. It gives them the opportunity to be creators of content with nature as the context.

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    ©2018-2020 by IMAgEN8

    If our work excites you, please get in touch. We want to give every school, every student the opportunity to connect with Nature through our programs and resources. 

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    ©2018-2020 by IMAgEN8