Protecting native birds

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1157-protecting-native-birds
New Zealand birds evolved in isolation from natural predators for around 65 million years. When ...

Making and using a quadrat

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2318-making-and-using-a-quadrat
Quadrats are used for sampling purposes. They are squares of a set size placed in a particular ...

Healthy homes, healthy futures

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1146-healthy-homes-healthy-futures
Citizen science and the local community Rongomai Primary School is leading a Healthy Homes ...

Project Hotspot: Using citizen science to better protect ...

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1595-project-hotspot-using-citizen-science-to-better-protect-coastal-threatened-species
Project Hotspot is a Taranaki-based citizen science project and one of the Participatory ...

Citizen scientists

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/512-citizen-scientists
Citizen scientists are volunteers who participate in scientific projects. They work in ...

Students help restore mauri to the Oruarangi Stream

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1688-students-help-restore-mauri-to-the-oruarangi-stream
An industrial purple dye spill devastated the Oruarangi Stream ecosystem in 2013. It’s hard to ...

Sediment and seashores – monitoring Otago Harbour

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2319-sediment-and-seashores-monitoring-otago-harbour
Students and scientists teamed up to monitor Otago Harbour as part of their citizen science ...

Piecing it all together

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2427-piecing-it-all-together
In this activity, students use different pieces of a jigsaw to work through a process of ...

A butterfly story in a primary classroom

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2358-a-butterfly-story-in-a-primary-classroom
The New Zealand Curriculum has a strong focus on ensuring that all students have the skills and ...

Community conservation and a community nursery

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2039-community-conservation-and-a-community-nursery
Barb and Neill Simpson are passionate conservationists working to promote conservation and to ...

Teachers using the Hub - Butterflies and citizen science ...

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2217-teachers-using-the-hub-butterflies-and-citizen-science
In this online PD session recorded on 30 July 2015, primary school teacher Angela Schipper ...

Stream works for fish

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2537-stream-works-for-fish
Riffles, pools, reaches, rapids, waterfalls, glides, eddies, meanders, overhangs and undercuts ...

Give our native fish a hand!

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2548-give-our-native-fish-a-hand
Fish-friendly streams provide diverse habitats for our native fish as well as supporting the ...

Jacqui Knight

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/698-jacqui-knight
Position: Founding trustee and Trust secretary, Field: Conservation of native butterflies and ...

Native fish in the city

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2538-native-fish-in-the-city
Our cities have a maze of often forgotten waterways tucked away beneath weedy banks or buried ...

Planning for change

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2542-planning-for-change
New Zealand has 425,000 kilometres of rivers and streams to look after. Catchment groups are ...

Planting stream edges

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2543-planting-stream-edges
Our freshwater native fish like to keep their cool. They’re used to shaded waterways lined with ...