What's the Plan, Stan?

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Welcome to What's the Plan, Stan? - getting ready for an emergency. This field trip is supported by EQC and the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management. The field trip is from 16-18 October 2018. Enrol now.

Introduction 

New Zealand is on the "Pacific Ring of Fire". In our lifetime, each of us is likely to experience a major emergency caused by a natural hazard. You might be at home, at school, or on holiday when an emergency strikes so everyone everywhere needs to know what to do.

So what will you do in an emergency? You probably already know to "Drop, Cover and Hold" during an earthquake. But we all need to know more about the six natural hazards that cause emergencies - floods, storms, earthquakes, tsunami, volcanoes, and landslides. More importantly, we need to know about the six impacts - Stuck at home; Can't get home; Have to evacuate; No power; No water; No phone or internet.

During this virtual field trip to Wellington, explore the latest and best practice recommended for you, your family, and your school during an emergency. This field trip coincides with New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi which takes place on Thursday 18 October at 9:30am. ShakeOut is held across the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake - Drop, Cover and Hold - and to practise a tsunami hīkoi (evacuation) if in a coastal area.

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Location

New Zealand is on the "Pacific Ring of Fire". In our lifetime each of us is likely to experience a major emergency caused by a natural hazard. You might be at home, at school, or on holiday when an emergency strikes so everyone everywhere needs to know what to do.

On this trip during the week of New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, you will be in Wellington. Our capital city sits right on a major earthquake fault line. Parts of the Wellington area also have a history of flooding and landslides. Strong winds batter the whole province at times and places near the coast are prone to tsunami. Wellington is arguably the most at-risk city in New Zealand for emergencies but historically a lot has been done to help it to be prepared. On this field trip you will also learn more about the risks and impacts of an emergency where you live and what you can do to prepare yourself. 

Field Trip Plan

  • Planning Sequence: an example of how primary schools can make use of all field trip components for a 3-day virtual field trip - Word (2.7Mb) | PDF (178k) | Google Doc.
Monday 15 October

Travel day: Join Andrew and the ambassadors as they make their way to Wellington to begin the field trip. During the journey, Andrew takes the chance to photograph and talk about some of the interesting features along the way.

Tuesday 16 October

How communities can prepare for and respond to emergencies:

Wednesday 17 October

How individuals and families can prepare for and respond to emergencies:

Thursday 18 October

ShakeOut - also how schools can prepare for and respond to emergencies:

What's New

Monday 17 September

The LEARNZ Team think that joining the NZASE and staying connected through the NZ Science Teacher will help you become a better teacher of science.

Monday 17 September

Newsletter #1 has been sent to all enrolled classes.

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