Our team

Our team of educators work to support schools in delivering learning programmes that focus on building a sustainable future for Canterbury. Contact us to talk about our learning programmes and share ideas about how you may weave aspects of education for sustainability into your lessons.


Debbie Eddington

Youth Engagement and Education Advisor

Based in Timaru, Debbie has been part of the education team at Environment Canterbury since 2008. She specialises in coastal, water, passenger transport and air quality education.

   027 687 5344     Debbie.eddington@ecan.govt.nz

Matt Stanford

Senior Youth Engagement and Education Advisor

Matt is a primary trained teacher with an Environmental Science degree. He’s passionate about connecting young people to their local taiao/environment so that they act instinctively in ways to protect it.

   027 291 1179     Matt.stanford@ecan.govt.nz

Jocelyn Papprill

Youth Engagement and Education Advisor

Jocelyn is a trained secondary school teacher in the Social Sciences. She has been heavily involved in the development of Education for Sustainability (EfS) NCEA Achievement Standards and the writing of Senior Subject Guidelines. She is Christchurch based.

   027 7030 772     Jocelyn.papprill@ecan.govt.nz

Andrea Taylor

Enviroschools Regional Coordinator

Andrea is the Enviroschools Regional Coordinator with a focus on creating sustainable communities.

   027 280 0011     Andrea.taylor@ecan.govt.nz