Adopt a Section is a pilot programme for local schools. Participating schools enter into a partnership with Project Janszoon and DOC. A specific section, or place, within the Abel Tasman National Park is adopted by each school. Sections are chosen based on: proximity to the school, other work the school does or visits the school makes to the Abel Tasman, available facilities such as water, toilets and camping, as well as potential for restoration and learning.
Thanks to local water taxi company Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle which generously provides transport in and out of the Park for Motueka High School and the ATYA team.
Golden Bay High - Hadfield Clearing
Motueka High School - Anchorage
Motupipi Primary School - Wainui Spit to Taupo Point
Visit Project Janszoon Education to learn more about the education programmes and resources we offer.
Abel Tasman Youth Ambassadors are students from all of the Adopt a Section partner schools. As ambassadors they get even more of an opportunity to connect with each other and to develop as leaders and ambassadors for the Park both regionally and nationally. These young people will have the opportunity to lead events, represent the Adopt a Section programme to visitors and others, and drive activities that are of interest to the students and their communities.
"I decided to join ATYA team this year because I am interested in learning more about the Park and ways to preserve and protect it as well as gain some leadership skills". Abel Tasman Youth Ambassador Siti Jongkind
Siti planting trees at Hadfield Clearing