Take a trip to Travis Wetland, Christchurch's largest freshwater wetland and a precious habitat for native plants and creatures.
|Year level||Years 3 to 10|
|Curriculum level||Levels 1 to 5|
|Times||9.30am to 12noon, or 12.15pm to 2.30pm|
|Site||Travis Wetland Reserve|
|Number of students||Maximum of 35|
|Special requirements||In wet conditions, gumboots are recommended|
Take a trip to Ōruapaeroa, Travis Wetland; Christchurch’s largest freshwater wetland.
This is the ideal place to learn about the important role wetlands play in providing precious habitats for native plants and creatures.
Students go pond-dipping and get up close and personal with aquatic invertebrates, and get in behind a pair of binoculars to observe local birdlife.
Taking a look at food chains allows students to understand how all this new information is connected and see the potential human impact on some of our green spaces.
We are learning to:
Students will explore the history of Travis Wetland through visual, oral and written texts; communicating and applying their learning through activities.
Students will employ critical thinking to make connections regarding the interdependence of creatures which live in a wetland environment.
Students will manage their learning and think and act independently in an outdoor near-water environment.
Students are invited to become actively involved in contributing to the quality and sustainability of the Travis Wetland ecosystem.
Students will work collaboratively and supportively to complete tasks; take turns and support their classmates.
|Curriculum area||Strand and level||Objective|
|Nature of Science
Levels 1 to 5
|Investigating in science
Communicating in science
Participating and contributing
Levels 1 to 5
|Levels 1 to 5||Social studies|
|Health and Physical Education
|Personal Health and Physical Development