Biodiversity of a wetland, interdependence of the plants and animals in a wetland system, native and introduced species, social decision making, conservation.
Students will go pond dipping to find out what lives in the water at Travis Wetland, identifying the water invertebrates through a hands-on approach. They will be able to observe animal life in the bird hide using binoculars, and will be involved in practical rehabilitation of the wetland. At the information kiosk students will be able to read and hear about the past, present and future directions for Travis Wetland.
Possible success criteria
Students may be able to:
- describe what Christchurch was like in the past
- explain why wetlands are valued and give reasons for their protection
- name several creatures that live in a wetland and why they live in this habitat
- describe the relationships between plants and animals, and the implications for people living in and around a wetland
- identify actions they can take to help protect wetlands and other waterways.
- Participating and contributing – students are invited to become actively involved in contributing to the quality and sustainability of the Travis Wetland ecosystem.
- Using language, symbols, and texts – students will explore the history of Travis Wetland through visual, oral and written texts; communicating and applying their learning through the activities offered.
|Learning areas||Strands||Curriculum level||Achievement objectives|
|Science||Nature of science||2 to 5||
|Science||Living world||2 to 4||
|Science||Planet Earth and beyond||2 to 4||
|Health and physical education||Personal health and physical development||2 to 5||