Investigating marine reserves is an integrated curriculum teaching resource with New Zealand’s marine reserves as a real-life context for learning. The resource links to the New Zealand Curriculum at levels 1-4, but can be adapted for use at various levels.
The resource contains teaching and learning material to support a unit of work, grounded in Environmental Education for Sustainability (EEfS)/Conservation education themes and incorporating aspects of Te Ao Māori (a Māori worldview). The unit is based on an integrated, inquiry learning process.
This resource will be online in March 2018.
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To provide students, teachers and their communities with opportunities to grow their knowledge, skills and understandings about marine conservation, so that they can help resolve environmental challenges for the marine environment in their local area and beyond.
The exact pathways of learning and associated outcomes are up to students and teachers. Activities and suggestions in the resource enable the following learning opportunities:
Connecting to the marine environment (Te Taha Wairua)
- form significant personal connections to their local marine environment
- have awareness and sensitivity about local species and environments and start to care for them
Knowledge, skills and understandings (Te Taha Hinengaro, Te Taha Tinana)
- grow their understandings of no-take marine reserves in New Zealand
- recognise the role of tangata whenua in marine conservation
- learn skills to help address marine conservation issues
Taking collective action and working with community (Te Taha Whānau)
- act alongside the wider community to contribute to a healthy marine environment
- participate in active sharing with the community to celebrate success and action
These resources are from the 2004 marine reserves education resource.
- Feeding fish in marine reserves (PDF, 206K)
- How intertidal animals avoid drying out (PDF, 57K)
- The seashore food cycle (PDF, 340K)
- Marine feeding methods (PDF, 450K)
- Marine feeding methods cont. (PDF, 525K)
- Biodiversity (PDF, 287K)
- The hermit crab – model study (PDF, 86K)
- Fish identification and habitat relationships (PDF, 401K)
- Zonation on terraced rocky shores (PDF, 53K)
- Zonation at Long Bay (PDF, 350K)
- Zonation at Goat Island (PDF, 246K)
- Distribution at Goat Island and Long Bay (PDF, 647K)
Curriculum learning areas
- Social Science
- Health and Physical Education
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