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.
- Discover the native flora and fauna that make up this special environment.
- Use their tracking skills (scat/footprints/markings) to gather information to see which pests are in the area before learning how rangers deploy pest management techniques.
- Lastly, students consider the impact on pests and how it’s affecting the sustainability of our local landscapes.
Possible success criteria
Students may be able to:
- explore the different habitats that exist in Banks Peninsula and identify why they are valuable.
- explain how plants and animals in native forest and tussock lands are interdependent.
- explain how pests impact our native forests and some solutions to these problems
- identify actions that they can do to encourage sustained growth of native animal and tree species.
- Participating and contributing – students are invited to become actively involved in supporting park rangers' efforts to eradicate pests from our native habitats.
- Relating to others – students are required to consider and suggest reasons for different groups of people recognising and placing a variety of values on different habitats.
|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||