You can contact LEARNZ, part of CORE Education, at:
PO Box 13 678,
I am a field trip teacher with LEARNZ.
I organise geography and social science trips to a variety of places including Antarctica, mountains, glaciers, rātā forests and geologically active areas. In term four you can join me in Antarctica for a trip of a life time! You will have to complete your Antarctic field training before you can go out on the sea ice with scientists to investigate sea ice algae and how it contributes to the Antarctic marine food web.
Each LEARNZ field trip has background pages so that everyone knows where we're going and what we are going to see. These pages give helpful supporting information and are linked to the curriculum. I am happy to make videos, take photos and organise audioconferences with experts about anything related to your classroom programme.
There are also activities associated with the background pages to further assist your students' learning. Please don't hesitate to share any ideas that you may have that can help us to improve the programme.
On location I am lucky enough to work alongside experts and we talk live to schools during audioconferences. You and your class can get to feel part of the journey by reading my daily field trip diary, which is posted each evening. From the comfort of your own classroom you can also experience new images and videos, which are updated daily during the field trip.
I taught for ten years and was in charge of science and outdoor education at Tahuna Normal Intermediate School. I became a LEARNZ secondary teacher in 2009.
Getting out and about all around exciting and interesting places in New Zealand and meeting experts in the field.
Spending quality time with my husband Paul, and our two cats; George and Tommie. I love anything that involves the outdoors and a bit of exercise. I enjoy mountaineering, rock climbing, ski touring, trail running, mountain biking and travel. I am always keen to learn more about our environment and how we can protect it for future generations.