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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.

NB: Times are a guide only - feel free to request a time more suitable for your class timetable.

Web conference date Time Location Topic Speaking schools Experts Recording
#1 Tuesday 19 February NB: New time!
Somewhere near Kāpiti Marine Reserve The value and importance of marine reserves. No formal speaking school - open session.  Ben Knight Replay at https://vimeo.com/318070153 (30 minutes - the password is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ). Scroll down for questions.
#2 Wednesday 20 February 9:15am Somewhere near Kāpiti Marine Reserve Marine habitats, and marine based citizen science. No formal speaking school - open session Ben Knight Replay at https://vimeo.com/318311027 (33 minutes - the password is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ). Scroll down for questions.
#3 Thursday 21 February 9:15am Somewhere near Kāpiti Marine Reserve People and the marine world - issues for marine environments, connecting and contributing to your local marine ecosystem. Witherlea School Ben Knight Replay at https://vimeo.com/318602903 (34 minutes - the password is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ). Scroll down for questions.

Questions for Web Conference on Tuesday 19 February

  1. LEARNZ Office : Is Kapiti Island like the mainland used to be, in terms of birds and animals?
  2. Monbit Ivy House : When and where was NZ's first Marine Reserve established?
  3. Weatherlea: How many species of animals are there on the island ?
  4. Room One Mayfield School (Mid-Canterbury) : How many species of endangered birds are there?
  5. Seatoun : Do they ship fish into the marine reserve or do you attract them in another way?
  6. Mayfield : Where is the safest place for birds to go?
  7. Seatoun : Why do you have more  fish than at Tapu Te Range?
  8. Seatoun : Are there other species like sharks in a reserve or do you protect them?
  9. Weatherlea : What is the view like from the hutt?
  10. Seatoun : How do animals eat a range of foods when they live on an island?
  11. LEARNZ Office : Taputeranga is on the southern coast of Wellington.
  12. Haeata : how big are the great whites??
  13. Haeata : is it rare to see dolphins?
  14. LEARNZ Office : Are there native snails on Kapiti Island?
  15. From  LEARNZ Office : So Kapiti has operators who are doing eco-tourism sustainably?

Questions for Web Conference on Wednesday 20 February

  1. LEARNZ Office: What is citizen science?
  2. Monbit Ivy House : If we see someone breaking the rules of a Marine Reserve, what should we do?
  3. Witherlea : Can we as kids make a real difference when commercial fishing has such an impact and also other countries aren’t as careful with plastic as we are in nz
  4. Haeata : How long do whales usually live for? Are there any around Kāpiti?
  5. Haeata : When did the Kāpiti marine reserve open?
  6. Haeata : What is the rarest fish found so far at Kāpiti?
  7. LEARNZ Office: Is the habitat of Kāpiti Marine Reserve typical of most of the rest of NZ?

Questions for Web Conference on Thursday 21 February - Witherlea School, Year 6

  1. How is it decided where a marine reserve goes?
  2. Who is responsible for ensuring marine reserves are kept safe?
  3. Can people fish and do recreational activities in the marine reserve?
  4. Are there any special rules people need to follow at the marine reserve?
  5. How do fish know where the marine reserve is?
  6. What defence mechanisms do fish in the reserve have?
  7. How deep is the reserve?
  8. How many endangered species of fish are there in the reserve?
  9. What is the most dangerous species in the reserve?
  10. What is the water temperature like around the island and does this influence what type of fish are found there?