Explore the contrasting landscapes of the Port Hills at Victoria Park!
Discover how the unique Port Hills environment has changed over time and take a multi-sensory walk through majestic Podocarp forest. Students get up close and personal with pests to consider their impact on our native and endemic species, and have the opportunity to learn about tracking and trapping methods used by Park Rangers.
|Year level||3 to 8|
|Curriculum level||1 to 4|
|Availability||Available year round|
|Times||9.30am to noon or
12.15pm to 2.30pm
|Site||Victoria Park (Port Hills)|
|Number of students||Maximum of 35|
Banks Peninsula history, native flora (bush and grasslands) and fauna, biodiversity, pests, sustainability.
At Victoria Park, students investigate how changing values have reflected different landscapes on the Port Hills.
Students may be able to:
|Learning areas||Strands||Curriculum level||Achievement objectives|
|Science||Nature of science||3 and 4||
|Science||Living world||3 and 4||
|Science||Planet Earth and beyond||3 and 4||
|Health and physical education||Personal health and physical development||2 to 5||
|Health and physical education||Personal health and physical development||3||
|Health and physical education||Healthy communities and environments||3 to 5||
|Health and physical education||Healthy communities and environments||4 and 5||
"Held children’s interest, knowledgeable presenters and the educators had a friendly and positive manner." Teacher, Years 7/8
"I think that it is important to have a place like Victoria Park, not only for people’s enjoyment but for little animals to live and eat." Student, Year 5
"We learnt a lot about all the pests in the park and how special the environment is. I loved the game we played – it was cool." Student, Year 5