Explore the issue of coastal erosion - through natural processes and human interference.
Students investigate the Christchurch coastal environment and discover how it has evolved through coastal processes and human responses.
They will build their own beach profile using coastal management techniques and engage in roleplay to showcase their learning.
|Year level||9 to 13|
|Curriculum level||4 to 8|
|Times||9.30am to 12 noon|
|Site||New Brighton Beach, North New Brighton Beach|
|Number of students||Maximum of 35|
The Coastal Management programme has both an interactive indoor session, and a practical, hands-on session where students will be outside on the beach.
Students will have the chance to enter a debate considering the future of the coastal environment taking on the perspective of a wide range of community members.
Consideration will be given to the consequences of our interaction with the coastal area (past and present) and the variety of ways we can minimise our impact on this environment.
Students will build a mini-dune system and beach profile. They will work with a coastal park ranger to manage their beach area; learning about and using a variety of coastal management techniques, including sand fences, vegetation, groynes, gabions and sea walls.
Students will also have a chance to make their own mark in protecting and enhancing the environment, by participating in a beach clean-up or dune planting exercise, depending on the time of year.
An option is available to introduce your students to the ecological processes at the beach specifically focusing on the botanical biodiversity present. Please include this request in the 'Additional information' box in the booking form.
We are learning to:
Students will interpret images, symbols and text to understand the dynamic nature of Christchurch’s changing coastline.
Students will use critical and evaluative processes to reflect on and re-evaluate their ideas and values surrounding contemporary coastal issues.
Across a variety of collaborative learning activities, students will manage their learning and behaviour and act in an appropriate and safe manner.
Students will join a discussion around their values and opinions of coastal issues and be expected to explain or expand on their ideas.
Students will work collaboratively and supportively to complete tasks; listen and share opinions and ideas, and support their classmates.
|Curriculum area||Strand and level||Objective|
|Nature of Science
|Investigating in science
Communicating in science
Participating and contributing
Levels 4 to 6
Levels 2 to 8
Outcome development and evaluation
Levels 2 to 8
|Nature of Technology
Levels 2 to 5
|Characteristics of technology
Characteristics of technological outcomes
|Levels 2 to 8||Social studies
|Health and Physical Education
|Healthy Communities and Environments
Levels 2 to 4
|Societal attitudes and values
People and the environment
|Science||1.10 A 90949
|Earth and Space Science||2.3 AS91189
|Education for Sustainability||2.2 AS90811
|Social Studies||2.1 AS91279|
|Earth and Space Science||3.2 AS91411
|Education for Sustainability||3.2 AS91735
|Social Studies||3.1 AS91596|