Discover how the unique Port Hills environment has changed over time and take a multi-sensory walk through majestic Podocarp forest.
|3 to 10
|1 to 6
|9.30 to 12noon or 12.15pm to 2.30pm
|Victoria Park, Halswell Quarry Park
|Number of students
|Maximum of 35
At Victoria Park or Halswell Quarry Park, students investigate how changing values are reflected in different landscapes on the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula.
Students discover the native flora and fauna that make up this special environment.
They will develop their tracking skills to gather information to find out which pests are in the area before learning how Rangers deploy pest management techniques.
Students will also consider the impact of pests and how they affect the sustainability of our local landscapes.
We are learning to:
Students will interpret text and images to identify which pests are present in the Banks Peninsula area.
Students will use creative and critical thinking to understand the impact of introduced species and the importance of a variety of pest management techniques.
Students will manage their learning and think and act independently in a variety of outdoor environments.
Students are invited to become actively involved in supporting Park Rangers’ efforts to eradicate pests from our native habitats.
Students are required to consider and suggest reasons for different groups of people recognising and placing a variety of values on different habitats.
|Strand and level
|Nature of Science
Levels 2 to 6
|Investigating in science
Communicating in science
Participating and contributing
Levels 2 to 6
|Planet Earth and Beyond
Levels 2 to 4
|Levels 2 to 6
|Health and Physical Education
|Healthy Communities and Environments
Levels 1 and 2
|Societal attitudes and values
People and the environment