Date: 09 October 2012
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is actively supporting Journey to the Deep, a theatrical production for children and family groups, by producing education resources for schools, holiday programmes and families that are linked to the show.
Journey to the Deep is an innovative and interactive experience running daily from now until mid-November at Silo Park at the Wynyard Quarter on Auckland’s waterfront.
Children and adults make their way through the silos at the Silo Park, meeting a cast of sea creatures that show the mystery and beauty that lies beneath the sea.
DOC’s senior education advisor Pam Crisp says the department has no hesitation in endorsing the unique production and its marine conservation messages.
"Aucklanders are fortunate to have the wonderful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park on their doorstep. Journey to the Deep opens their eyes to the beauty of that hidden world and the need to protect and preserve it" says Pam Crisp.
To support the production, DOC has created additional pre and post-show educational resources.
The resources are designed to:
- Prepare students for the performance
- Create a sense of wonder and curiosity about the marine world
- Develop children’s literacy, thinking, investigative and communication skills
- Develop their understanding, of the place of the sea to their everyday lives – for example, by exploring links between healthy rivers, healthy oceans and the fish they might eat
- Inspire them to work together to find creative solutions to the issues they have identified, and take action in their own local environment
The resource will support the competencies, values and achievement objectives of the school curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, with particular emphasis on English/Te Reo Päkeha; The Arts/ Ngä Toi; and Science/ Pütaiao.
Senior Education Advisor
Department of Conservation
Ph: +64 4 471 3166 or +64 27 257 2569