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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 andrew.penny@core-ed.org

NB: Due to Tuesday 3 April being a school Easter holiday, there will only be web conferences on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 April.

Web conference date Time Location; Where are you? Topic Experts Speaking Schools Recording
#1 Wednesday 4 April 9.15am Mt Somers Wetland types, functions, and importance. Brad Edwards & Juzah Zammit-Ross Thomson Twins (questions below) https://vimeo.com/263068762 (30 minutes - the password for accessing web conference recordings is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ). 
#2 Thursday 5 April 9.15am Mt Somers Wetland biodiversity and the threats faced. Brad Edwards & Juzah Zammit-Ross Hinds School (questions below) https://vimeo.com/263243498 (32 minutes - the password for accessing web conference recordings is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ).

Questions for web conference #1 on Wednesday 4 April at 9:15am

Thompson Twins (Billy and Jesse) - Year 4

  1. In terms of wetland types, is there any particular wetland that is more helpful than others?
  2. What effect has declining wetlands had on the surrounding environment?
  3. With increasing housing and other development, is it possible to regain some of the wetlands we have lost?
  4. How is technology helping with wetland conservation?
  5. Wetlands sometimes seem like forgotten ecosystems - why is this?
  6. What are the signs of a healthy or unhealthy wetland?
  7. How can we best use our time to help wetlands?
  8. Do introduced fish species have much of an effect on native populations?

Questions for web conference #2 on Thursday 5 April at 9:15am

Hinds School - Year 7-8

  1. How can you tell if the river is healthy or not?
  2. What do you enjoy most about wetland areas and why?
  3. When you plant plants what are you hoping to change about the area in terms of animals?
  4. How big is the land area that you cover in your job?
  5. How many different fish species are there and what is the most popular type?
  6. How did you get started in this job and what was the reason?
  7. What important functions to species living in wetlands have?
  8. Why do you want to increase the wetlands in New Zealand?

Web conferences enable students to put qustions to experts who are on location. Image: LEARNZ.