Wet Feet is about involving schools and communities in the care and restoration of freshwater systems.

Published: 2007

Wet-feet is a teaching resource developed around freshwater systems including dune lakes, streams, gum field drains and wetlands, and their native flora and fauna.

Although designed around far north freshwater systems, it can be easily adapted to suit any region’s freshwater system.

Download the resource

Wet-feet - investigating fresh water (PDF, 3,815K)

Key concepts

  • Values of freshwater.
  • Interdependence, interconnections and cycles (eg water cycle, whitebait life cycle) from the mountains to the sea.
  • Ecology and biodiversity – species identification.
  • Threats to the freshwater environment.
  • Introducing personal and social responsibility – Kaitiakitanga.


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