Below you will find some games and resources which help educate in a fun and interactive way.

The Tōtara’s for Tōtaranui project has four foundations that run throughout all of the work that is done.

Protect, Restore, Enhance and Educate.

We need to protect the Queen Charlotte Sound / Tōtaranui.

We need to restore what has been damaged.

We need to enhance the environment for future generations.

We need educate people about why this is important.

Get involved!

The animals and plants of Tōtaranui need your help now!

Eko Game

Eko is a bilingual ecology game developed by Manaaki Whenua / Landcare Research to introduce you to some basic New Zealand ecological principles where you journey from the land to the sea / Mai Uta Ki Tai.

Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw Puzzles

Try solving some of our nature puzzles.

animated collage of marine animals

Fun Education Resources

Explore a wide variety of resources and activities for kids … of all ages!

NOVA’s Exoplanet Game

NOVA’s Galactic Resettlement team has received distress calls from aliens in desperate need of new homes. To help, you’ll have to master the same techniques scientists use to find and characterize exoplanets – worlds orbiting faraway stars.

Beat the Uncertainty game

Beat the Uncertainty: Planning Climate-Resilient Cities

Your job is to make smart decisions that will increase a city’s resilience to climate change.

NOVA's Energy Lab

NOVA’s Energy Lab

Investigate what energy is and why some sources are running low while designing renewable energy systems for major cities based on real data models.

view of recycle city

Recycle City

Visit Recycle City! There’s lots to do here – people and places to visit and plenty of ways to explore how the city’s residents recycle, reduce, and reuse waste.

NOVA's Cloud Lab

NOVA’s Cloud Lab

Classify clouds and investigate the role they play in severe storms using real data from NASA Earth satellites.

Get involved!

The animals and plants of Tōtaranui need your help now!