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In this recorded professional learning session, Greta Dromgool from the Science Learning Hub and Adrienne De Melo and Ben Moorhouse from the Department of Conservation share the many learning opportunities available when investigating animal and plant pests. To support educators in developing their knowledge and skills, they:

  • introduce DOC resources investigating plant and animal pests
  • share engaging hands-on activities
  • scaffold an investigation into plant and animal pests.

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Teacher

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Thank you. There are some great resources here.

Participant

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Index

Topic

PowerPoint slide number(s)

Video timecode

Introducing the Science Learning Hub and presenters

1

00:00

Index

2–3

00:04

Purpose

4

00:12

Finding DOC resources

5–7

00:57

Investigating pest resources

8–9

02:00

What is a pest?

10

03:17

What is an investigation?

11–12

05:46

Why investigate pests?

13–14

07:57

Planning a pest investigation

15

16:36

Ethics

16

20:22

Language

17

22:19

Planning a pest investigation

18

24:34

Investigating animal pests

19–25

25:19

Investigating plant pests

26–30

31:06

Predator Free 2050

31–33

32:56

DOC and SLH links, thanks

32–33

33:19

Nature of science

This webinar supports teachers with the ‘Investigating in science’ strand by unpacking the processes involved in facilitating a science investigation. Teachers are supported to get their students outside collecting data and examining, critiquing and communicating their evidence. This process has the potential to create authentic opportunities for participation and contribution.

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

If you would like more support with science investigations, have a look at our article on the ’Investigating in science’ strand or our interactive How science works.

If animal pests are an interest, then go to our Predator free 2050 lesson plans, learn how to make your own tracking tunnel or find out about Kaitiaki of the kiwi.

The Science Learning Hub also has many topics and concepts related to pests including conservationecology and biodiversity.

Useful links

The Department of Conservation has a range of excellent resources available. In this webinar, we discuss the resources. The full collection can be found here.

Other useful sites to have a look at include New Zealand’s Nature Watch site now called iNaturalistNZ, Predator Free NZ and the Department of Conservation.

Acknowledgement

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

 

    Published 12 June 2018 Referencing Hub articles