Web conferences with schools are hosted live from the field by the LEARNZ Teacher and are coordinated by the LEARNZ Office. More about web conferences.
To book as a speaking school, email andrew the LEARNZ Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org.
NB: Times are a guide only - feel free to request a time more suitable for your class timetable.
|Web conference date
||Location - Where are you?
|#1 Tuesday 18 September
||Big picture overview. An opportunity to clarify different aspects and key terms related to ecological restoration.
||Replay at https://vimeo.com/290592824 (30 minutes - the password is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ)
|#2 Wednesday 19 September
||Restoration planting, restoration projects. This is your chance to ask our expert for tips and advice on how to get started on, or continue with, your own restoration project.
||Replay at https://vimeo.com/290584297 (35 minutes - the password is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ).
|#3 Thursday 20 September
Pest plants and pest animals. What are they and what can you do about them?
|David Norton and Fraser Maddigan
||Replay at https://vimeo.com/290787342 (37 minutes - the password is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ).
Questions for web conference #1 on Tuesday 18 September at 9:15am
- In this case, questions from a number of schools were spontaneously asked and answered during the web conference itself.
Questions for web conference #2 on Wednesday 19 September at 9:15am
- What is the worst weed that you have seen? Can you describe it to me?
- How many ex-ornamental plants have you seen? What is the prettiest?
- Are you part of any weed removal teams, Weedbusters, War on weeds etc? What part do you play in them?
- Are there any endemic weeds? If so, can you please tell me a few?
- Are there any pest plants that entered New Zealand in a way not mentioned in the background pages, and how did they get here?
- How do the weeds that affect rivers and streams negatively impact the environment, and what can we do to stop them?
- What do the weeds most commonly found look like, and do they have anything specific to be aware of?
- Is there anything we need to be aware of when it comes to planting and restoring native bush?
- Are there pioneer species that are suited specifically to different harsh conditions, like some in the cold and some in the heat?
- What will the effects of planting One Billion Trees be to the environment? Will it be large forests, small patches or a mix of both?
Questions for web conference #3 on Thursday 20 September at 9:15am
- How long do you think it will take for you to finish your work at Tiromoana bush?
- Why did you plant a forest of pine trees? Why not something native like kauri?
- What sparked your passion to start doing all this restoration work? Why this project?
- What animals are you hoping will start to live there?
- How much did it cost to restore Tiromoana bush?
- What threatened endemic creatures/plants live where you are? What are the most endangered species?
- How can we identify what pests are in our restored bush areas at our school?
- How can we as year 7 & 8 help remove pest plants and animals from our native bush areas at school? We have Wandering Willy and Blackberry.
- What do you think our bush/forests will look like in 10-15 years?
- Do you think your plan will end up working? How will Tiromoana bush change after the project?