Activities

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Interactive, self-marking activities

Activity 1 - Ō Tū Wharekai
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Activity 2 - Wetlands of Ō Tū Wharekai
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Activity 3 - Braided Rivers
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Activity 4 - The Importance of Wetlands
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Activity 5 - Value to Māori
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Activity 6 - Wetland Treasures
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Activity 7 - Wetland Interconnectedness
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Activity 8 - Wai Water is so Important
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Activity 9 - Managing Threats to Wetlands
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Activity 10 - Monitoring a Wetland
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Other activities

Here are some examples of activities for your class. They are provided in MS Word so you can adapt them for your students. You may wish to copy these to a Google doc to share them.

Easy background pages

curriculum area strand background pages activity
social sciences place and environment Ō Tū Wharekai Ō Tū Wharekai - Word (36k) | PDF (56k)
science & social sciences living world and place and environment Wetland Treasures | Value to Māori Wetland Treasures - Word (34k) | PDF (116k)
science planet earth and beyond Wetlands of Ō Tū Wharekai Ephemeral Tarns - Word (333k) | PDF (344k)
science living world | planet earth and beyond Braided Rivers Life on a Braided River - Word (841k) | PDF (293k)
science living world The Importance of Wetlands Importance of Wetlands - Word (37k) | PDF (15k)
science nature of science Managing Risks to Wetlands Risks - Word (44k) | PDF (60k)

Standard background pages

curriculum area strand background pages activity
social sciences place and environment Ō Tū Wharekai Ō Tū Wharekai - Word (38k) | PDF (56k)
science & social sciences living world & place and environment Wetland Treasures | Value to Maori Wetland Treasures - Word (41k) | PDF (60k)
science planet earth and beyond Wetlands of Ō Tū Wharekai Ephemeral Tarns - Word (334k) | PDF (374k)
science living world The Importance of Wetlands Importance of Wetlands - Word (40k) | PDF (16k)
science living world | planet earth and beyond Braided Rivers Life on a Braided River - Word (830k) | PDF (279k)
science nature of science Managing Risks to Wetlands Risks - Word (44k) | PDF (62k)

More things to try

  • Before and after the field trip activity ideas - Word (30k) | PDF (36k)
  • Wetland Biodiversity Web Quest. This print-and-copy task helps students become familiar with the Wetland Biodiversity website functions. It also assists students with their inquiry skills, particularly information gathering and asking good questions. Students need to have an internet connection. - Word (1Mb) | PDF (394k) | Google Doc.
  • Wetland Biodiversity web conference activity. Students can work on this activity while they listen to live or recorded web conferences - Word (31k) | PDF (217k) | Google Doc. Notes from these pages could be shared to help put together the class web conference summary: Word (36k) | PDF (201k) | Google Doc.
  • Compare your wetland - Word (63k) | PDF (223k)
  • word search, level 1-2 - Word (29k) | PDF (79k)
  • word search, level 3-4 - Word (29k) | PDF (80k)
  • Why Our Wetlands Are Very Special Places (from Starters and Strategies) - science based activities where students explore and gain an appreciation of the important role that wetlands play in our natural environment - PDF (217k)
  • Become a Kiwi Guardian - An activity programme for kids to learn about nature, earn cool rewards and go on epic family adventures.
  • Become a Pest Detective - Use your detective skills and help us track down pests like rats, stoats and mice - Word (95k)
  • Make your own tracking tunnel - PDF (182k)
  • Matching paws activity sheet - PDF (842k)
  • Matching poos activity sheet - PDF (1Mb)