In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.     - Baba Dioum, 1968

Education is a vital component of Tetiaroa Society’s mission. We want to use the island of Tetiaroa as a classroom for local and international students and community groups. The focus of this program will be the physical, biological, and cultural world of atolls and how it is possible to live sustainably on a small island. 

Tetiaroa Society is presently working with teachers and administrators in French Polynesia to develop a curriculum and lesson plans that match with different grade levels within the French Education System. These lesson plans will be translated into English as well in order to be used by interested schools in the US or other English-speaking countries. 

Our unique educational programs teach the importance of sustainability and engage students in practical applications: hands-on discovery & inquiry science activities, and exposure to local culture and traditions.  Students from elementary school through university, from French Polynesia or elsewhere in the world, are invited to join us in immersive and experiential educational adventures.  Students will take away first-hand knowledge of biodiversity, sustainability, and cultural heritage.  And they will bring home the tools of understanding and action which are essential if we are to sustain the natural beauty of our world.

We look forward to hearing from schools, universities, and educational facilities near and far about how they’d like to be involved with Tetiaroa Society.