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Our changing climate: research, resilience and response

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Our climate constantly changes, so why has climate change become such a topical issue? Recent changes in climate have happened a lot faster than they have in the past due to human activity. Increases in greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane are causing changes in average temperatures and rainfall. Our changing climate impacts people, ecosystems and industry. So what can we do about it?

Experts are already working together to monitor, manage and build resilience to climate change in the Canterbury region. There is a lot of positive action happening to reduce the impacts of our changing climate.

Travel online along the Rakaia awa to:

  • investigate the impact of climate change on our landscape and lives
  • explore the science and mātauranga behind climate change
  • discover positive stories about research and response
  • meet the experts who are helping to build community resilience
  • find ways to reduce the impacts of climate change in your own rohe.

All the field trip material including video, a Google Earth for Web tour, background material and online quizzes will be available from 28 March 2022.

Enrol in this trip to receive supporting communication and resources from the LEARNZ team and connect with field trip experts in our live web conferences. 

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This online field trip supports a STEM-based, cross curricular approach to teaching and learning. Participation encourages curiosity, citizen-science and student inquiry.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

United Nations SDG 13This trip reflects the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially Goal 13: Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.



LEARNZ online field trips support students and teachers to access the inaccessible, digitally transporting them to remote locations all over Aotearoa, Antarctica and beyond. Our trips are FREE to use!