September 2002
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This resource has been developed to assist teachers in providing an interesting and exciting outdoor education experience at Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve. Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve is one of the most accessible examples of mature native forest in the region. This site is ideal for groups wanting to study birds, pests, or rivers and to begin learning about forest ecosystems and trees in particular. Some simple plant identification techniques can be taught and there is also potential to talk about the exploration and exploitation of the land by Maori and early European colonists. The river provides swimming and kayaking opportunities.

This educational resource contains background information, suggestions for class and site based activities and student activity sheets. Getting there information is included and other things to take into consideration when planning your class trip.


  • How to get there
  • Facilities checklist
  • Hazards
  • Natural history
  • History
  • Pre-trip classroom preparation, things to bring
  • Starter activities
  • In the environment - activities
  • About the environment - activities 
  • For the environment - activities
  • Reference material and further information

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