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Virtual Experiences - Field Trips for Aotearoa Schools

LEARNZ is a programme of free virtual field trips, helping students access the inaccessible. Visit inspiring places around Aotearoa, Antarctica and beyond. Let us take you there!

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Virtual Experiences - Field Trips for Aotearoa Schools


LEARNZ is a programme of free virtual field trips, helping students access the inaccessible. Visit inspiring places around Aotearoa, Antarctica and beyond. Let us take you there!

Scroll through the options below to choose a LEARNZ online field trip or an at home activity.

  • At home activity

    Āpure Moana - Marine Reserves

    Explore marine reserves and select from a range of downloadable marine based activities and games.

  • At home activity

    Water - every drop counts

    How water gets to your home and how you can reduce your water use.

  • At home activity

    Plastic to Fantastic - bringing back our mussels

    Watch a short video, ponder some points and repurpose plastic.

  • At home activity

    Where would a kiwi make its home?

    Watch the Bugman video and get inspired to draw your own kiwi Easter egg.

  • putting the eco in ecosystem

  • get ready for an emergency

  • when AF8 goes big!

  • with maps!

  • your options for a sustainable future

  • from mountains to sea

  • walk-drive-ride safe around rail

  • science, evidence, response

  • A Night at the Opera

    Meet performers backstage, find out how to make costumes and puppets for The Magic Flute.

  • Explore outdoors

    opening up Aotearoa for everyone

  • Sustainable Seas

    essential for NZ`s health and wealth

  • Ko Wai Au? Who Am I?

    Explore your family history and find an heirloom. Introduce yourself in te reo Māori, through pepeha.

  • Āpure Moana - Marine Reserves

    Explore marine reserves and select from a range of downloadable marine based activities and games.

  • Water - every drop counts

    How water gets to your home and how you can reduce your water use.

  • Plastic to Fantastic - bringing back our mussels

    Watch a short video, ponder some points and repurpose plastic.

  • Where would a kiwi make its home?

    Watch the Bugman video and get inspired to draw your own kiwi Easter egg.

  • Venture South to Antarctica

    Explore what it is like to be a scientist camping out in Antarctica.

  • Fantastic Whio

    Experience whitewater rafting on the Tongariro River and get crafty with native whio.

  • What's that bird?

    Identify common birds and find out what birds live in your backyard.

  • Our Apples

    The people, science and tech behind the tastiest apples in the World.

  • Backyard Bioblitz

    Discover biodiversity in your own backyard and upload images to iNaturalistNZ.

  • Footprint Finder

    Watch the Bugman explain tracking tunnels. Go snooping in your own backyard.

  • What’s in your bin?

    Investigate your waste and recycling efforts at home.

  • Birds of Prey

    Find out about the secret life of raptors and meet Whisper the friendly, captive-reared ruru.

  • Local Lizards

    Discover the differences between skinks and geckos. Make your backyard lizard-friendly.

  • Matariki and Navigation

    Investigate the importance of stars in early navigation. Think about Matariki.

  • Explore outdoors

    opening up Aotearoa for everyone

  • Sustainable Seas

    essential for NZ`s health and wealth

  • Ko Wai Au? Who Am I?

    Explore your family history and find an heirloom. Introduce yourself in te reo Māori, through pepeha.

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Teacher comments + watch on video


Very useful for convincing children that we really do need to prepare for a disaster. Being an e-learning class, we made a disaster plan for our own family.

John Brunton from Marshall Laing School
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With further support in 2015-2020 from AF8 - Alpine Fault magnitude 8, Fish and Game New Zealand, GNS Science - Te Pū Ao, Auckland Council - Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland Transport, Antarctica New Zealand, Pasifika Education Centre, Transwaste Canterbury, Waste Management, Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua, NZ Opera, The Performing Arts Foundation of Wellington, WWF New Zealand, Nelson City Council - te kaunihera o whakatū, Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council - Te Pane Matua Taiao, The Tindall Foundation, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, Spirit of Adventure Trust - Te Waka Hiringa Tangata, Wellington Water, Four Winds Foundation, Kiwis for Kiwi, East Coast LAB - Life at the Boundary, Department of Conservation - Te Papa Atawhai, Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge - Ko ngā moana whakauka, Mount Pirongia Restoration Society - Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society, University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, Taranaki Mounga Project - He Kawa Ora - Back to Life, Te Atiawa Iwi - Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Taranaki, Taranaki Iwi - Me Tōngai Harakeke, Taupō for Tomorrow, Irrigation NZ, Waikato Regional Council - Te Kaunihera a Rohe o Waikato, Mercury Bay Area School, Federated Farmers, QEII National Trust: Ngā Kairauhi Papa - Forever Protected, Walking Access - Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa, PURE SALT Fiordland, Bay of Plenty Regional Council - Toi Moana, NIWA - Taihoro Nukurangi, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) - Te Rākau Whakamarumaru, and Microsoft.

View the LEARNZ Events Calendar.

With further support in 2015-2020 from AF8 - Alpine Fault magnitude 8, Fish and Game New Zealand, GNS Science - Te Pū Ao, Auckland Council - Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland Transport, Antarctica New Zealand, Pasifika Education Centre, Transwaste Canterbury, Waste Management, Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua, NZ Opera, The Performing Arts Foundation of Wellington, WWF New Zealand, Nelson City Council - te kaunihera o whakatū, Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council - Te Pane Matua Taiao, The Tindall Foundation, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, Spirit of Adventure Trust - Te Waka Hiringa Tangata, Wellington Water, Four Winds Foundation,Kiwis for Kiwi, East Coast LAB - Life at the BOundary, Department of Conservation - Te Papa Atawhai, Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge - Ko ngā moana whakauka, Mount Pirongia Restoration Society - Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society, University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, Taranaki Mounga Project - He Kawa Ora - Back to Life, Te Atiawa Iwi - Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Taranaki, Taranaki Iwi - Me Tōngai Harakeke, Taupō for Tomorrow, Irrigation NZ, Waikato Regional Council - Te Kaunihera a Rohe o Waikato, Mercury Bay Area School, Federated Farmers, QEII National Trust: Ngā Kairauhi Papa - Forever Protected, Walking Access - Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa, PURE SALT Fiordland, Bay of Plenty Regional Council - Toi Moana, NIWA - Taihoro Nukurangi, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) - Te Rākau Whakamarumaru, and Microsoft.

View the LEARNZ Events Calendar.