Auckland Zoo is excited to invite schools on a full day/overnight conservation field trip to Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary in Term 1, 2019.
Facilitated by Auckland Zoo educators, year 5 to 13 students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities based on current conservation fieldwork practices carried throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.
This field trip is strongly curriculum-linked and best suited to schools that have current environmental and/or conservation science programmes in place or are about to establish one.
The environmental science focus of the field trip is delivered via a range of hands-on activities that allow students to gain experience and insight into many of the ecological issues we are currently facing in Aotearoa. Just as importantly students will gain a new set of skills they can use to make a positive contribution to conservation in New Zealand.
To get a sneak peek of the types of activities at Tāwharanui watch this episode of Zoo Tales of the Rotoroa Island Education programme.
- Conservation of New Zealand’s unique biodiversity / taonga
- Native, endemic and introduced species
- Threats to New Zealand’s biodiversity
- Aspects of biosecurity on mainland and offshore islands
- Predator Free New Zealand
- Personal and social responsibility for action / kaitiakitanga
- Heritage – changing relationships between people, place and environment
Note: Mātauranga Māori principals are delivered alongside all key concepts