Introduction

Take a trip outside the classroom and learn about Marlborough's natural and historic heritage.

Field trips on this page:

Marlborough conservation education toolbox

This resource is designed assist teachers in selecting appropriate conservation education experiences in Marlborough.

Marlborough conservation education toolbox

Mill Flat field trip

The Pine Valley/Mill Flat area is ideal for groups wanting to study the freshwater and forest environments and to learn about a forest ecosystem and conservation techniques.

Mill Flat field trip teaching resource

Momorangi field trip 

The Momorangi Bay area is easily accessible, encompasses a number of different habitats and provides quality camping facilities.

This site is ideal for groups wanting to study the marine or freshwater environments and to learn about a regenerating forest ecosystem and conservation techniques.

Momorangi teaching resource PDF (1,270K)

Pelorus Bridge field trip

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, rivers and forest ecosystems.

This resource has been developed to assist teachers in providing an interesting and exciting outdoor education experience at Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve. 

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 teaching 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.

Pelorus Bridge teaching resource (PDF, 420K)

Meretoto/Ship Cove and Motuara Island field trip

In a field trip to Meretoto/Ship Cove and Motuara Island students can learn about Captain Cook’s favourite landing place and how New Zealand's plants and wildlife live on a pest free island in the Marlborough Sounds.

This educational resource contains background information on the natural and human history of the island, 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.

Ship Cove and Motuara Island teaching resource (PDF, 129K)

Te Koko-o-Kupe/Cloudy Bay field trip

Cloudy Bay covers the coastal strip closest to Blenheim. Some parts of Cloudy Bay are frequently visited while other parts away from access points are quite remote. This combination means that a trip there can be based partly on the familiar, and also incorporate something new.

The teaching resource provides activities for students focussing on three themes developed for a trip to Cloudy Bay: biological detective work, marine debris and impact of development.

The resource contains background information on the natural and human history of the area, 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.

Cloudy Bay teaching resource (PDF, 146K)

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