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Unit title

  • Whirinaki Forest, Bay of Plenty (in 2012 the park was renamed Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park)

Learning areas

  • Science
  • Social sciences
  • Health and PE

Learning outcomes 

  • Students will research the biodiversity in and around Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park.
  • Students will investigate the life cycle of ferns and why Whirinaki is an ideal place for ferns.

Links to curriculum 

  • Science: Living world: Ecology
  • Nature of science: Investigating in science
  • Health and PE
  • Social sciences


  • Levels 3-4 (middle and upper primary)

Geographical location for field trip

  • Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park, Bay of Plenty

Unit or achievement standard 

  • N/A


  • Native bush
  • Plants

Other comments

Linked to the companion units (Exploring the forest and Whirinaki kākā).

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