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    In this recorded professional learning session, Greta Dromgool and Ben Moorhouse from the Department of Conservation unpack conservation education and:

    • introduce some exciting DOC resources aimed at getting students of all ages learning about, in and for the environment
    • share engaging, easy to implement activities that support an inquiry approach and incorporate the nature of science
    • facilitate discussion about the opportunities and challenges of working in the environment and provide information to support hands-on conservation education.

    Great resources to use in the classroom.

    Teacher

    Thank you! This has been very helpful. Definitely got some ideas flowing.

    Teacher

    You may find it easier to download the video and PowerPoint presentation.

    We encourage you to join our discussion about conservation education – register in our online forum on Slack. In this forum, we share and discuss ideas and share resources.

    Already got some ideas from it to go away and organise for our farm trip!

    Teacher

    Index

    Topic

    PowerPoint slide number(s )

    Video timecode

    Introducing the Science Learning Hub and presenters

    1

    00:00

    Index

    2–3

    00:10

    Purpose

    4

    00:27

    What is conservation education?

    5

    01:06

    Why conservation education?

    6-7

    03:09

    Curriculum links

    8

    06:40

    Connected topics and concepts

    9

    08:42

    Introducing DOC resources

    10–18

    09:08

    Inquiry

    19–20

    14:20

    Health and safety

    21

    17:01

    Exploring your environment activities

    22–24

    18:57

    Experiencing birds and invertebrates activities

    25–30

    24:50

    Citizen science links

    31

    33:32

    DOC and SLH links, thanks

    32-33

    36:13

    Conservation webinar series

    This is part of a series of webinars that we are holding with the Department of Conservation to showcase their wonderful new resources designed to connect students with the environment.

    Related content

    The Science Learning Hub has an abundance of resources related to conservation and ecology.

    If you would like more support with inquiry in the classroom, have a look at our webinars Diving into inquiry with whio and Inquiry outside the classroom. If birds or invertebrates are an interest, our activities Conserving native birds – unit plan, Observing earthworms and Building homes for tree wētā might be what you are after. The podcast Snippets about conservation education by Ben Moorhouse provides some excellent information about environmental education.

    Useful links

    The Department of Conservation has a range of excellent resources available. In this webinar, we discuss the resources Exploring your local environment, Experiencing birds and Experiencing invertebrates. The full collection can be found here.

    Other useful sites to have a look at include the Landcare Research Garden bird survey and NatureWatchNZ.

    Acknowledgement

    This webinar is another great collaboration between the Department of Conservation and the SLH and was produced with funding from DOC.

     

      Published 17 May 2018 Referencing Hub articles