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Web Conferences

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.

Web conference date & time Location Topic Experts Speaking schools Recording
Tuesday 17 March 9:15am LINZ - Land Information New Zealand, Wellington  Climate science

Dr James Renwick and Dr Dave Frame - Victoria University Climate Scientists on the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC).

Scroll down for questions. Replay at https://vimeo.com/398100080 (31 minutes). The passcode is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ.
Wednesday 18 March 9:15am Baring Head, Wellington Using satellite data to map evidence of climate change

Duane Wilkins from LINZ.

Scroll down for questions. Replay at https://vimeo.com/398356161 (34 minutes). The passcode is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ.
Monday 7 September 1:30pm Remote/home-based. Responding to the climate change challenge, School Strike 4 Climate. Sorcha and Aurelie from School Strike 4 Climate - Wellington. email andrew.penny@core-ed.org to book as a speaking school. Replay at https://vimeo.com/455607102 (32 minutes). The passcode is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ.
  • Climate Change web conference activity: Students can work on this activity while they listen to live or recorded web conferences - PDF (118k) | Google Doc. Notes from these pages could be shared to help put together the class web conference summary
  • Web Conference summary: The class web conference summary can be done in a format of your own choosing, but feel free to use the web conference summary sheet - PDF (78k) | Google Doc. We'd love to share your ideas on the field trip website and help your students feel valued for their efforts. Please send your class summary to andrew.penny@core-ed.org.
  • Find out more about LEARNZ on LEARNZ Zoom Room in LEARNZ support.

Questions answered in Web Conference 1

  1. What year do you think most people "got" Climate Change?
  2. Who were the first groups? Who will be the last? When did scientists "get it"?
  3. Is there really an irreversible date for CC?
  4. Is coronavirus at all linked to climate change?
  5. Are viruses like COVID-19 more likely to appear because of a warming planet?
  6. What chance do you think there is of change when people always seem to want new cars, new houses, overseas travel, new clothes, new tech stuff?
  7. What would happen if sea creatures went extinct?
  8. Can the meting ice caps affect our coast lines?
  9. What can we do to help this problem? 
  10. Are there any animals affected by climate change?
  11. Are polar bears going to go extinct?
  12. How much does the sea rise every year?
  13. In NZ what is the largest contributor to CC?
  14. How much is planting trees part of the solution to getting global CO2 levels down?
  15. How bad is it to harvest trees for furniture and decking from rainforests such as the Amazon and closer to NZ such as Indonesia?
  16. If the ice caps melted completly how much of Queenstown would be under water?

Questions answered in Web Conference 2

  1. What can satellites show us about the effect of corona virus on the World?
  2. What different views of the World can satellites show or measure - infra-red, temperature and what else?
  3. Can you measure the hole in the ozone layer and has it changed over New Zealand?
  4. What affects on the enviroment will the corona virus have?
  5. How does the coronavirus affect the enviroment?
  6. What can we do to help the ozone layer to completely cover earth?
  7. How do we know what greenhouse gas and temperatures levels were in the distant past?
  8. What would happen if we never burned fossil fuels?

Questions answered in Web Conference 3

  1. Tell us about School Strike 4 Climate. How did the strikes go? What was the feeling amongst the people gathered there? Was it effective?
  2. What motivated you to become part of School Strike 4 Climate?
  3. What decisions have you made about how you live in response to climate change? Have you thought about how you get around or the food you choose to eat or the consumer items you buy? What advice do you have for others?
  4. What do you find the biggest challenges are when taking action for the wellbeing of the environment? How do you overcome these challenges?
  5. You are both dedicated to be part of the solution to climate change. How do your friends and schoolmates react to this?
  6. What recommendations/tips would you give young people who want to do something about climate change but are unsure about where to start?
  7. How are you going to take your passion for the environment further? What are your aspirations beyond school?
  8. Do you think older people are getting the Climate Change message as much as young people?