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Videos - get outdoors: with maps

Videos will be recorded during the field trip. The first videos will be available here from Wednesday 18 November.

Video question sheet - Word (31k) | PDF (217k) | Google doc to use for each video (based on SOLO Taxonomy).

Watch the introductory video:

Introducing the Get Outdoors field trip from LEARNZ on Vimeo.

Tuesday 17 November

Where Can We Get Out and About?


Meet Bevan from the Mountain Safety Council. Consult some maps and see how to find suitable tracks and trails for your next adventure.

Prepare to Get Outdoors


Visit the Department of Conservation Visitor's Centre in Wellington to check on local weather and  track conditions. Then check what gear Bevan has packed for a walk up Matairangi/Mount Victoria.

What Makes a Good Recreational Map


Walk up Matairangi/Mount Victoria and talk to Karl from Toitū te Whenua, Land Information New Zealand. Inspect a map and look for its five main features.

Out and About With Map Skills


Look at two different ways to orient a map so that you can accurately know where you are.

Wednesday 18 November

Welcome to the Ops Room


Come inside the Operations Room at the Rescue Coordination Centre in Lower Hutt. Discover the important role that RCCNZ plays in organising search and rescue operations.

Coordinating Rescues in the Outdoors


Talk to Sam a Search and Rescue Officer with RCCNZ to find out what happens when something goes wrong in the outdoors and a distress beacon is activated. 

GPS Explained


Join Karl from Toitū te Whenua/LINZ to find out what GPS is and how it works off satellites to give accurate locations.

Thursday 19 November

Search and Rescue


Talk to Luke a police officer at the Lower Hutt Police Station. Take a look around the Search and Rescue Operations Room and see how the SAR team plans a search and rescue.

Quita the Search and Rescue Dog


Meet Rob and his police dog Quita. Discover how search dogs are trained, see Quita in action and look at some of the technology used to track search dogs.

Search and Rescue in Action


Catch up with the SAR team out at the Catchpool Valley in the Remutaka Forest Park to see how they carry out a Search and Rescue Exercise.

Stay Safe Out There


Take a walk along the Ōrongorongo Track and talk to Luke and Karl about what to do when lost and what actions can help keep you safe during outdoor adventures.