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.
An ocean of opportunity!
Te Araroa trail
Connecting people and places
From mountains to sea
your options for a sustainable future
Natural Hazards - The Alpine Fault
when AF8 goes big!
What's the Plan, Stan?
get ready for an emergency
Get outdoors safely
putting the eco in ecosystem
walk-drive-ride safe around rail
from mountains to sea
science, evidence, response
essential for NZ`s health and wealth
opening up Aotearoa for everyone
Plastic to Fantastic - bringing back our mussels
Watch a short video, ponder some points and repurpose plastic.
Where would a kiwi make its home?
Watch the Bugman video and get inspired to draw your own kiwi Easter egg.
Discover biodiversity in your own backyard and upload images to iNaturalistNZ.
What's that bird?
Identify common birds and find out what birds live in your backyard.
What’s in your bin?
Investigate your waste and recycling efforts at home.
Ko Wai Au? Who Am I?
Explore your family history and find an heirloom. Introduce yourself in te reo Māori, through pepeha.
Āpure Moana - Marine Reserves
Explore marine reserves and select from a range of downloadable marine based activities and games.
Venture South to Antarctica
Explore what it is like to be a scientist camping out in Antarctica.
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.
Experience whitewater rafting on the Tongariro River and get crafty with native whio.
The people, science and tech behind the tastiest apples in the World.
Birds of Prey
Find out about the secret life of raptors and meet Whisper the friendly, captive-reared ruru.
Discover the differences between skinks and geckos. Make your backyard lizard-friendly.
Watch the Bugman explain tracking tunnels. Go snooping in your own backyard.
Matariki and Navigation
Investigate the importance of stars in early navigation. Think about Matariki.
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We used some of the background pages to support learning about the arrival of Europeans as part of a Treaty of Waitangi unit. We also used the Marae Protocols material and quiz as part of our preparation for a Marae visit.
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