View and download the Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park teaching resource.

Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tane Conservation Park is rich in both natural and cultural history and provides numerous opportunities for you and your students to explore this.


This environmental education resource is designed to give you ideas for planning exciting and experiential learning activities outside the classroom. It is one of six specially designed environmental education resources that focus on sites administered by the Department of Conservation in the Bay of Plenty. These ‘Super Sites’ are ideal for learning about forests, endangered species, lakes and geothermal environments.

This resource is the site specific information for Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park and is designed to be used alongside "Exploring the Forest" super site resource and/or "North Island Kaka at Whirinaki".

It provides site location maps, pre-visit and post visit activities for your outdoor education experience and includes safety considerations and background reading for teachers. Curriculum links are provided and a series of teacher’s study sheets covering a range of topics pertinent to the area.

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The resource was written by Kerry Gosling for the Department of Conservation.


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