BackPack is the culmination of many ideas, a lot of hard work, trial and investigation by a dedicated team.
ECOED would like to acknowledge with gratitude the input from the Department of Conservation’s Ranger Robyn McCool, and Taradale Intermediate School in the development and testing of this resource. ECOED would also like to thank our testing team, who gave their time prior to the site going live, in order to make sure BackPack performed as it should.
ECOED has developed BackPack to support the cost-effective, sustainable model of meaningful outdoor and environmental education. It is intended that this resource is used by teachers to develop programmes relevant to students and their environment, while linking to the New Zealand Curriculum.