Alongside the Tongariro River

Image: DOC

Introduction

Taupō for Tomorrow is a learning experience outside the classroom where students can experience hands on learning about sustainability, freshwater environments, trout ecology and fly-fishing.

Taupō for Tomorrow is a learning experience outside the classroom where students can experience hands on learning about sustainability, freshwater environments, trout ecology and fly-fishing.

All programmes are linked to the New Zealand Curriculum Framework

  • Pre and post-visit educational material available
  • Lessons incorporate the theme of sustainability

It provides an opportunity to learn from professionals working at the heart of conservation management

  • Use of a natural setting that enhances the learning experience
  • Specific, high quality case study information ideal for NCEA-based studies

Teachers choose from three programme options based upon time and curriculum requirements.

  • See our guide to help teachers plan school trips to the Taupō region.

Taupō for Tomorrow is a partnership between:

  • Department of Conservation
  • Tongariro National Trout Centre
  • Genesis Energy (primary sponsor)

The objectives of Taupō for Tomorrow are to:  

  • Raise awareness of the importance and methods required to protect freshwater habitats;
  • Develop a better understanding of how natural resources are sustained and shared amongst different users;
  • Examine DOC's work in management of the Taupō Fishery and the issues of human impacts; and
  • Promote angling as a recreational activity.

Learning Centre

A new educational facility, the Whakapumautanga Downs Learning Centre, has been established at the Tongariro National Trout Centre. The centre is named after the late Whakapumautanga "Darkie" Downs in memory of his sterling work with conservation and his people, Ngati Tuwharetoa. The Whakapumautanga Downs Learning Centre is nestled amongst the native bush and has a children's fishing pond just beyond it's front doorstep - a setting that easily creates lasting memories for the students.

Contact

Learn more about this exciting programme by contacting:

Krysia Nowak
Taupō for Tomorrow
Phone: +64 7 384 7122
Email: knowak@doc.govt.nz

Visit the Taupō for Tomorrow website.

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