The regional parks come alive as students awaken their senses to explore the awe and wonder of the natural world.
They learn to listen to different bird calls, feel the different parts of a tree and see bugs in their natural habitat. Through these activities, students understand how birds, bugs and trees are all connected.
|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 35|
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