This programme immerses younger students in the wonders of nature in their local regional park. Students go bug hunting and make friends with a tree. Birds, plants and insects are brought to life through story telling and interactive activities.
|Year level||0 to 2|
|Curriculum level||1 to 2|
|Availability||All year round|
|Times||9.30am to 11.45am or 12.15pm to 2.30pm|
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Local parks by negotiation
|Number of students||Maximum of 30|
Interdependence of the birds, plants and animals, taking care of natural areas and personal responsibility for action.
Possible activities include making friends with a tree, going on an insect hunt, exploring the tree tops, playing a tumbling trees game and telling a story about saving a park. Activities will be adjusted according to your students' age, attention span and interest levels as well as the site chosen.
Students may be able to:
|Learning area||Strands||Curriculum level||Achievement objectives|
|Science||Nature of science||1||
|Science||Planet Earth and beyond||1||
|Health and physical education||Personal health and physical development||1||
|Health and physical education||Movement concepts and motor skills||1||
|Health and physical education||Relationships with other people||1||
|Health and physical education||Healthy communities and environments||1||
"Great interaction with the children, both educators were fantastic and made the outing very exciting with their enthusiasm." Teacher, Year 2
"The content was pitched perfectly for this age group. The paced moved well. The timing was just right." Teacher, Year 2
"Some people saw worms and little spiders... It was fun. I was really, really happy." Student, Year 2