Let's explore the forest!
Identify native and introduced species, build a shelter, and get up close with a squirmy huhu grub. Tamariki engage with some of our beautiful greenspaces; learning about local nature through a rich experience in the outdoor wilderness. Survive the outdoors by connecting deeply with it.
|Year level||3 to 8|
|Curriculum level||1 to 4|
|Availability||Available year round|
|Times||9.30am to 11.45am or 12.30pm to 2.30pm|
|Site||Bottle Lake Forest Park
|Number of students||Maximum of 35|
Interdependence of the plants and animals living in the forest, native and introduced species, safety in the forest.
Students will explore the nature of an exotic forest and seek out living things that call this environment home. They will also learn about safety in the outdoors, including how to build a shelter out of fallen materials.
For the more adventurous in wild food fare for survival, you can even try a squirmy huhu grub.
Students may be able to:
|Learning Areas||Strands||Curriculum level||Achievement objectives|
|Health and physical education||Personal health and physical development||2 to 5||Safety management|
|Health and physical education||Personal health and physical development||1 to 3||Regular physical activity|
|Health and physical education||Movement concepts and motor skills||1 to 4||Positive attitudes|
|Health and physical education||Relationships with other people||2||Relationships|
|Health and physical education||Healthy communities and environments||2 to 5||Interpersonal skills|
|Science||1 to 4||Ecology|
"Couldn't be more hands on, which is great." Teacher, Year 3
"The ranger was an absolutely knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher. Experience gained by the class would be quite unforgettable for them." Teacher, Year 7