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Virtual Experiences - Field Trips for Aotearoa Schools

LEARNZ is a programme of free virtual field trips, helping students access the inaccessible. Visit inspiring places around Aotearoa, Antarctica and beyond. Let us take you there!

Virtual Experiences - Field Trips for Aotearoa Schools


LEARNZ is a programme of free virtual field trips, helping students access the inaccessible. Visit inspiring places around Aotearoa, Antarctica and beyond. Let us take you there!

Scroll through the options below to choose a LEARNZ online field trip or an at home activity.

  • At home activity

    What's that bird?

    Identify common birds and find out what birds live in your backyard.

  • At home activity

    What’s in your bin?

    Investigate your waste and recycling efforts at home.

  • At home activity

    Ko Wai Au? Who Am I?

    Explore your family history and find an heirloom. Introduce yourself in te reo Māori, through pepeha.

  • At home activity

    Āpure Moana - Marine Reserves

    Explore marine reserves and select from a range of downloadable marine based activities and games.

  • River restoration

    Kaitiakitanga from estuary to catchment

  • Future journeys

    Linking people and places sustainably

  • Weather bombs

    How extreme weather events impact us

  • Te Araroa trail

    Connecting people and places

  • Seaweed aquaculture

    An ocean of opportunity!

  • Plastic to Fantastic - bringing back our mussels

    Watch a short video, ponder some points and repurpose plastic.

  • Where would a kiwi make its home?

    Watch the Bugman video and get inspired to draw your own kiwi Easter egg.

  • Backyard Bioblitz

    Discover biodiversity in your own backyard and upload images to iNaturalistNZ.

  • What's that bird?

    Identify common birds and find out what birds live in your backyard.

  • What’s in your bin?

    Investigate your waste and recycling efforts at home.

  • Ko Wai Au? Who Am I?

    Explore your family history and find an heirloom. Introduce yourself in te reo Māori, through pepeha.

  • Āpure Moana - Marine Reserves

    Explore marine reserves and select from a range of downloadable marine based activities and games.

  • Venture South to Antarctica

    Explore what it is like to be a scientist camping out in Antarctica.

  • A Night at the Opera

    Meet performers backstage, find out how to make costumes and puppets for The Magic Flute.

  • Water - every drop counts

    How water gets to your home and how you can reduce your water use.

  • Fantastic Whio

    Experience whitewater rafting on the Tongariro River and get crafty with native whio.

  • Our Apples

    The people, science and tech behind the tastiest apples in the World.

  • Birds of Prey

    Find out about the secret life of raptors and meet Whisper the friendly, captive-reared ruru.

  • Local Lizards

    Discover the differences between skinks and geckos. Make your backyard lizard-friendly.

  • Footprint Finder

    Watch the Bugman explain tracking tunnels. Go snooping in your own backyard.

  • Matariki and Navigation

    Investigate the importance of stars in early navigation. Think about Matariki.

  • Where would a kiwi make its home?

    Watch the Bugman video and get inspired to draw your own kiwi Easter egg.

  • Backyard Bioblitz

    Discover biodiversity in your own backyard and upload images to iNaturalistNZ.

  • What's that bird?

    Identify common birds and find out what birds live in your backyard.




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 The students and me learnt a lot more about an airport, what careers are available and how so many people are involved with the running of an international airport.

Teresa Hutchins from St Mary's School (Hastings)
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