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Videos are filmed each day on the field trip and edited each night. Videos will be linked here during the Natural Hazards field trip. The first videos from Tuesday 27 August will be online on Wednesday 28 August.

For help and more information about LEARNZ videos, go to Help with Videos in the LEARNZ Support section.

Video question sheet - Word (31k) | PDF (217k) | Google doc to use for each video (based on SOLO Taxonomy).

Watch the introductory video for this field trip:

Introducing the Natural Hazards field trip from LEARNZ on Vimeo.

Tuesday 27 August

1. Whakataki - Introduction


Meet Sylvia Tapuke an iwi-based researcher for the ECLIPSE programme who will guide you on your journey across the Taupō supervolcano. Explore Mātauranga Māori and prepare for your trip.

2. Ngātoroirangi as told by Pouroto Ngaropo


Meet Kaumatua Pouroto and discover why the volcanoes have moved. Find out who Ngātoroirangi is and the powers he had.

3. Pūtauaki Mt Edgecumbe


Look at what causes volcanic activity in New Zealand and the benefits it brings. Discover more about the history of Pūtuaki and follow the journey of Ngātoroirangi.

4. Tarawera Eruption and the Buried Village


Explore the Buried Village at Te Wairoa and look at the signs that foretold this eruption. Find out how we can learn from events like this.

5. Forest Incinerated By Tarawera


Join volcanologist Ben Kennedy as he looks back in time through layers of ash. Find out what this ash can tell us about previous Tarawera eruptions.

Wednesday 28 August

1. Mud Glorious Mud


Visit the mud pools at Waiotapu and find out how these formed. Discover how Māori used geothermal areas such as this.

2. Learning to Live with our Volcanoes


Visit the Volcanic Activity Centre in Turangi and meet local Bubs Smith. Find out how to prepare for volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

3. Poi only 2019 Nga kura a iwi


Watch Tūrangi students from Te Kura O Hirangi perform Ngātoroirangi Poi. See the kupu and translations here.

4. Looking back in time at Lake Taupō


Drive up to a look out above the southern end of Lake Taupō. Talk to Bubs Smith and Ben Kennedy about the human history and eruption history of this area. Then take a closer look at some pumice from an old eruption.

5. The Story of Tongariro


Enjoy stunning views of Mount Tongariro at Opotaka and find out more about the hazards of this volcano. Find out how technology is helping to manage these hazards.

6. The end of our journey following Ngātoroirangi


Talk to Hoane Taoho from Ngāti Tuwharetoa about Ngātoroirangi's travels in this area and discover the meanings behind some local place names.

Thursday 29 August

1. Keeping an eye on natural hazards


Come into the National GeoNet Hazard Monitoring Centre at GNS Science in Wellington. Find out which hazards are monitored and how this information can help us to prepare for natural hazards.

2. Taupō supervolcano erupts


Explore the new Te Taiao exhibition at Te Papa and see what happens when the mighty Taupō supervolcano erupts. Watch as the ash spreads and see how an eruption like this can spread ash across the globe.

3. Erupt a volcano


Join volcanologist Ben Kennedy at Te Papa and find out about different volcanic rocks. See if you can find the perfect recipe for making pumice.

4. Our journey comes to an end


Take some time at the end of the trip to reflect on what you have learned. Talk about the connections between Mātauranga Māori and science and how together they can help us to understand our volcanoes better.