By focusing on the life cycle of whitebait, this bilingual online resource introduces concepts about biodiversity in waterways in a context that is relevant for students.
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These teachers' notes provide ideas for class discussions and activities that could be used when students have completed the online journey to extend their understanding of biodiversity.
The activities have been developed for students working at levels 3 and 4.
Up the creek teachers' notes - English (PDF, 139K)
Māori teachers' notes - Te Ara Tohu Pouako (PDF, 139K)
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There are two main types of eel living in our rivers, lakes and wetlands. Today there are fewer eels than there used to be, and one species – the longfin eel – is now just as endangered as the little spotted kiwi.
This fun activity sheet teaches kids about eels and fish migration.
Awesome eels activity sheet (PDF, 661K)
About the resource
- Native animals
- Native plants
- Pests and threats
Curriculum learning areas
- Social science
- Education for sustainablility
Up the creek was developed by the Department of Conservation under the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy.
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