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Virtual Experiences - Field Trips for Aotearoa Schools

LEARNZ is a programme of free virtual field trips, helping students access the inaccessible. Visit inspiring places around Aotearoa, Antarctica and beyond. Let us take you there!

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Virtual Experiences - Field Trips for Aotearoa Schools


LEARNZ is a programme of free virtual field trips, helping students access the inaccessible. Visit inspiring places around Aotearoa, Antarctica and beyond. Let us take you there!

Scroll through the options below to choose a LEARNZ online field trip or an at home activity.

  • Term 4 2020

    Getting around

    your options for a sustainable future

  • At home activity

    Ko Wai Au? Who Am I?

    Explore your family history and find an heirloom. Introduce yourself in te reo Māori, through pepeha.

  • At home activity

    Venture South to Antarctica

    Explore what it is like to be a scientist camping out in Antarctica.

  • Term 1 2020

    Explore outdoors

    opening up Aotearoa for everyone

  • from mountains to sea

  • walk-drive-ride safe around rail

  • science, evidence, response

  • putting the eco in ecosystem

  • your options for a sustainable future

  • Ko Wai Au? Who Am I?

    Explore your family history and find an heirloom. Introduce yourself in te reo Māori, through pepeha.

  • Venture South to Antarctica

    Explore what it is like to be a scientist camping out in Antarctica.

  • Explore outdoors

    opening up Aotearoa for everyone

  • Sustainable Seas

    essential for NZ`s health and wealth

  • Āpure Moana - Marine Reserves

    Explore marine reserves and select from a range of downloadable marine based activities and games.

  • A Night at the Opera

    Meet performers backstage, find out how to make costumes and puppets for The Magic Flute.

  • Water - every drop counts

    How water gets to your home and how you can reduce your water use.

  • Plastic to Fantastic - bringing back our mussels

    Watch a short video, ponder some points and repurpose plastic.

  • Fantastic Whio

    Experience whitewater rafting on the Tongariro River and get crafty with native whio.

  • Where would a kiwi make its home?

    Watch the Bugman video and get inspired to draw your own kiwi Easter egg.

  • What's that bird?

    Identify common birds and find out what birds live in your backyard.

  • Our Apples

    The people, science and tech behind the tastiest apples in the World.

  • Footprint Finder

    Watch the Bugman explain tracking tunnels. Go snooping in your own backyard.

  • Backyard Bioblitz

    Discover biodiversity in your own backyard and upload images to iNaturalistNZ.

  • What’s in your bin?

    Investigate your waste and recycling efforts at home.

  • Birds of Prey

    Find out about the secret life of raptors and meet Whisper the friendly, captive-reared ruru.

  • Local Lizards

    Discover the differences between skinks and geckos. Make your backyard lizard-friendly.

  • Matariki and Navigation

    Investigate the importance of stars in early navigation. Think about Matariki.

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Kids were amazed at the thought and influence of soldiers' personal journeys that were included in the design and symbolism in the park

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With further support in 2015-2020 from Raukawa Moana Voyaging Trust, Fish and Game New Zealand, GNS Science - Te Pū Ao, Auckland Council - Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland Transport, Antarctica New Zealand, Pasifika Education Centre, Transwaste Canterbury, Waste Management, Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua, NZ Opera, The Performing Arts Foundation of Wellington, WWF New Zealand, Nelson City Council - te kaunihera o whakatū, Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council - Te Pane Matua Taiao, The Tindall Foundation, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, Spirit of Adventure Trust - Te Waka Hiringa Tangata, Wellington Water, Four Winds Foundation, Kiwis for Kiwi, East Coast LAB - Life at the Boundary, Department of Conservation - Te Papa Atawhai, Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge - Ko ngā moana whakauka, Mount Pirongia Restoration Society - Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society, University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, Taranaki Mounga Project - He Kawa Ora - Back to Life, Te Atiawa Iwi - Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Taranaki, Taranaki Iwi - Me Tōngai Harakeke, Taupō for Tomorrow, Irrigation NZ, Waikato Regional Council - Te Kaunihera a Rohe o Waikato, Mercury Bay Area School, Federated Farmers, QEII National Trust: Ngā Kairauhi Papa - Forever Protected, Walking Access - Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa, PURE SALT Fiordland, Bay of Plenty Regional Council - Toi Moana, NIWA - Taihoro Nukurangi, and Microsoft.

View the LEARNZ Events Calendar.

With further support in 2015-2020 from Raukawa Moana Voyaging Trust, Fish and Game New Zealand, GNS Science - Te Pū Ao, Auckland Council - Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland Transport, Antarctica New Zealand, Pasifika Education Centre, Transwaste Canterbury, Waste Management, Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua, NZ Opera, The Performing Arts Foundation of Wellington, WWF New Zealand, Nelson City Council - te kaunihera o whakatū, Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council - Te Pane Matua Taiao, The Tindall Foundation, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, Spirit of Adventure Trust - Te Waka Hiringa Tangata, Wellington Water, Four Winds Foundation,Kiwis for Kiwi, East Coast LAB - Life at the BOundary, Department of Conservation - Te Papa Atawhai, Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge - Ko ngā moana whakauka, Mount Pirongia Restoration Society - Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society, University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, Taranaki Mounga Project - He Kawa Ora - Back to Life, Te Atiawa Iwi - Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Taranaki, Taranaki Iwi - Me Tōngai Harakeke, Taupō for Tomorrow, Irrigation NZ, Waikato Regional Council - Te Kaunihera a Rohe o Waikato, Mercury Bay Area School, Federated Farmers, QEII National Trust: Ngā Kairauhi Papa - Forever Protected, Walking Access - Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa, PURE SALT Fiordland, Bay of Plenty Regional Council - Toi Moana, NIWA - Taihoro Nukurangi, and Microsoft.

View the LEARNZ Events Calendar.