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Field Trip 1 - November 2013

This LEARNZ Memorial Park 1 virtual field trip begins with Prepare Students which gets your class ready for the field trip. Teachers, look for your section on the left-side menu of this site called Teacher Support.

This Field Trip 1 experience is made up of a number of components from Tuesday 19 November to Thursday 21 November 2013.

Field Trip 1 Plan - November 2013

Monday 18 November Travel Day. Read the first diary as Shelley and the ambassadors travel to the capital city to begin the Memorial Park field trip. Read about what the ambassadors did in their updates and view the panoramas.

Tuesday 19 November

Read the diary about the history of the Mount Cook/Pukeahu area and view the panoramasWatch the videos and climb the Carillon Tower to get a bird's eye view of the construction site. Read about what the ambassadors got up to today, get the questions and listen to the audioconferences.
Wednesday 20 November Take a closer look at how the underpass has been designed and read the diary about some of the construction challenges. Watch the videos from inside the trench. Get the questions and listen to the audioconferences. Jump aboard a digger, read the ambassador updates and view the panoramas.
Thursday 21 November Venture back into the Buckle Street trench. Read the diary to find out how stormwater and groundwater are managed on site. Visit a local school and watch the videos on water management and what locals think of the Memorial Park Project. Read the ambassador updates and view the panoramas. Get the questions and listen to the audioconferences.

 All components in the table below are updated daily during the field trip. They remain on this website and can be used after the date of the live field trip.


Classes can send an ambassador (small toy) on the field trip with the LEARNZ Field Trip teacher. Daily ambassador updates can be read by all enrolled classes.


Students can post their own questions on a Web Board to be answered by the field trip experts. For this special series of field trips from late 2013 until early 2015 Ask-an-Expert will be kept open, apart from school holidays. Once it has closed, the Ask-an-Expert link will go to a new page which has a selection of questions and answers from the field trip Web Board.


Students put questions live to experts who are on location during the field trip. Audioconferences can also be listened to live via the Internet audiostream or from a recording.


Shelley the LEARNZ Field Trip Teacher writes a detailed diary for students to read, accompanied by 10 captioned images for each day of the field trip - including the travel day on Monday.

Experts and Careers

Students meet each expert involved in this field trip via a profile page and short video. Potential career and training paths can also be explored on these pages.


Wide format images that help students familiarise themselves with the location of the field trip. Captions containing questions generate focus and inquiry.

Photo Gallery

All website and field trip photos are available in one easy-to-use location, where students can browse and select to further their interest and learning.


Short, curriculum-rich videos with questions and answers are made on each day of the field trip and uploaded in the evening for viewing the following day.