Embracing Diversity
exploring, discerning and engaging the deep diversities of planet earth

Welcome to EarthDiverse! We are an Adult & Community Education (ACE) provider and not-for-profit social enterprise offering a wide range of Diversity Education courses. We provide programmes designed to mitigate racism, discrimination and environmental degradation through courses, seminars, activities and events that aspire to strengthen social cohesion in Aotearoa New Zealand society.

We currently offer over 90 different courses on a rotating basis, with new courses introduced each Term. Our Term 1 courses begin the week of Monday 14 February 2022. These are listed below:

EARTHDIVERSE COVID-19 POLICY (Mon 6 Dec 2021): As of 3 December, the NZ Gov’t has implemented its Covid-19 Protection Framework with the Traffic Light system. EarthDiverse fully complies and wishes to create as safe an environment as possible so that students, staff and instructors feel comfortable. All of our instructors are fully-vaccinated, and, in addition to scanning in with the NZ Covid Tracking app, we now require all those aged 12 years and above entering our premises to present their Covid Vaccination Pass upon entry to ensure that all eligible persons have been doubly vaccinated. To make this as easy as possible, remember our 3 S System:

  • Show your Vaccine Pass
  • Scan in with your Covid Tracking app
  • Sanitise when you enter with the provided hand sanitiser and wear a mask if you wish

You can obtain your Covid Vaccination Pass by using your phone to log in to <mycovidrecord.health.nz> and create an account if you haven’t already. Then get your pass by following the on screen instructions (you’ll need your NHI number). You’ll receive an email shortly that will contain both a PDF (so you can download and print out the pass to carry with you) or you can click on a button in the email so you can add it either to your Apple Wallet on your iPhone, or to your GPay Wallet on your Android phone. Easy as.

So that all of our learners can participate in our courses equally, no matter their vaccination status, both vaxxed and unvaxxed can continue to access our courses via Zoom. The majority of our courses are hybrid (they are offered as both in-person and live-streamed via Zoom).

EarthDiverse fully supports vaccination in order to keep all members of society safe. Please keep in mind that vaccination is not about individual freedom to make our own decisions or about limiting government’s reach to legislate what we choose to do with our own bodies, but rather about keeping all members of society safe and healthy and free from either catching or passing on the virus to others. 

HOLIDAY UPDATE:

Thinking about the best Holiday gifts!  How about buying a course or two for a family member of friend? If interested, drop us a line via the Contact link in the menu bar above. In the next few days we plan to have a separate page so you can buy your friend or family members a free course online and have a Gift Certificate emailed to you.

UPCOMING HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES:

We’re currently introducing new programmes for the Holiday period!

  • 3-Day workshop: ART105: VISUAL ARTS: DO I SEE WHAT YOU SEE? Offered on Mon, Tue & Wed 20, 21 and 22 December, 9:00am-12:00pm. Accepting kids from ages 7-14. $70/one child, $120/two children. Maximum number of kids 12.

2022 Term 1 Courses Available:

Here are only some of the courses offered in 2022 Term 1. We’re currently adding new programmes for 2022 Term 1 and these will all be up and running by mid-December for a mid-February Term 1 start.

All of our prices are in New Zealand dollars and anyone, anywhere in the world can register for our courses at the New Zealand dollar price regardless of your location.

NEW Farsi (Persian) Language programmes starting in Term 1!

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NEWS: EarthDiverse and its Urdu Language programme are featured on Karl Rock’s fabulously successful You Tube channel:

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January 2021 update

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