Field Trip | Levels 1-4: Guidance to planning a field trip to Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve.

About the resource

These are site visit notes to support educators plan a trip to Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve.

These notes are part of the Investigating Marine Reserves education resource - 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.

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Visiting Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve (PDF, 801K): notes for schools and educators

Supporting resources

Video clip about Long Bay - Okura from the Protecting our seas DVD.

Learning levels

  • Primary
  • Secondary 

Learning areas

  • Science
  • Social sciences
  • Health and PE

Learning outcomes 

  • Students will investigate rock pools
  • Students will investigate mudflats and mangroves

Links to curriculum 

  • Science: Living world: Ecology
  • Health and PE: Personal Health and Physical Development
  • Social sciences: Place and environment


  • Marine and coastal 
  • Native animals
  • Native plants


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Maungauika / North Head Office
Phone:   +64 9 445 9142
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   North Head Historic Reserve
18 Takarunga Road
North Shore 0624
Postal Address:   PO Box 32026
North Shore 0744

For information about Long Bay Regional Park and facilities phone the Auckland Council on +64 9 301 0101.

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