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.
The Rena Long-term Environmental Recovery Plan is an example of a government’s recovery plan following an environmental disaster.
The Rena Recovery Project was declared complete in July 2015. However, its website is still live for retrospective information. It is a useful store of projects, newsletters and short reports on how the various agencies worked together to respond to the disaster.