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Affecting and protecting the natural world around us

Since humans first arrived in New Zealand, we have had a significant impact on the environment. How have we left our mark on our land, our air and our water?

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Finding your way around

There are several different ways to discover the site's resources and their related content, along with ideas for grouping them for teaching opportunities:

  • The collections contain groups of related resources about Enviro-imprints.
  • The Connections tool is a visual interactive pathway to discovering the resources and related content for Enviro-imprints.
  • The printable context overview will assist teachers to find pathways through this context and to plan lessons and units of work.

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    ESR Water Management Group

    The Water Management Group at ESR conducts research into the adverse impacts on the quality of our water and ways in which we can manage this important resource.

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    A biodegradable object is one that will break down quickly and safely into harmless compounds by using the action of microorganisms.

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    Air pollution in Christchurch

    What are the sources of air pollution in Christchurch, what makes it worse and how does it affect people’s health?

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    Dr Ravi Gooneratne

    Associate Professor Ravi Gooneratne (Lincoln University) has several research projects linked to detecting toxins in soil. They are measured indirectly through changes in animals’ enzyme levels or...

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Mackenzie Basin model

Dr Peyman Zawar-Reza wanted to find out what caused the easterly wind in the Mackenzie...


NZ Research

NZ Research collection.
NZ Research collection. This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to...

Science Ideas and Concepts

Science Ideas and Concepts collection.
Science Ideas and Concepts collection. Scientific study requires a basic knowledge and understanding of ideas and concepts. This collection explains the ideas that are...

Looking Closer

Looking Closer collection.
Looking Closer collection.
This collection contains a wide variety of resources and information about Enviro-imprints, which supports the resources in the other...


People collection.
People collection. This collection introduces some of the people working or studying in the areas explored in Enviro-imprints. Click on a name to find out...

Teaching and Learning Approaches

Teaching and Learning Approaches collection.
Teaching and Learning Approaches collection. Student activities are the main feature of this collection, along with a variety of resources for teachers to use in exploring...


Timeline collection.
Timeline collection. An interactive look at some of the historical aspects of Enviro-imprints.

Question Bank

Question Bank collection.
Question Bank collection. An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about...

Key Terms

Key Terms collection.
Key Terms collection. This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered when exploring Enviro-imprints – the ‘basics’ that every student...

Sci Media

Sci Media collection.
Sci Media collection. This collection is where you can find all the images and video clips that relate to Enviro-imprints.

Science Learning Hub Survey 2014

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