In this activity, students consider short-term and long-term responses to an environmental disaster such as the Rena.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • describe what might happen (environmentally) in the event of a maritime disaster such as the Rena
  • explain some short-term and long-term responses that might help to limit environmental damage.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do.

Useful links

The Rena Long-term Environmental Recovery Plan is an example of a government’s recovery plan following an environmental disaster.
www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/hazardous/rena-recovery

    Published 11 January 2012