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Field Trip

The Prepare Students section will get your class ready for the Where am I?  virtual field trip!

The field trip experience is made up of a number of components which take place from Tuesday 13 June to Friday 17 June, 2016.

Field Trip Plan - June 2016

Monday 13 June

Join Shelley and the ambassadors as they travel from Dunedin to Wellington to begin the Where am I? hi-tech field trip.

Tuesday 14 June

Jump aboard the Interisland ferry and see how technology is used to navigate at sea. Meet members of the crew and discover how nautical charts are created and used.

Wednesday 15 June

Back on land you will meet Kiwirail experts, track train movement and see how technology is used to move people and freight more efficiently and safely.
Thursday 16 June

Take to the skies with members of the Life Flight Trust emergency air services team as they complete a maintenance flight. Use GPS and GIS technology to complete your flight plan and safely navigate the plane.

All components in the table below are updated daily during the field trip. They remain on this website and can be used after the date of the live field trip.


Classes can send an ambassador (small toy) on the field trip with the LEARNZ Field Trip teacher. Daily ambassador updates can be read by all enrolled classes.


Students can post their own questions on a Web Board to be answered by the field trip experts. The web board will be open for one month before the field trip until one month after the field trip. Once it has closed, the Ask-an-Expert link will go to a new page which has a selection of questions and answers from the field trip Web Board.


Students put questions live to experts who are on location during the field trip. Audioconferences can also be listened to live via the Internet audiostream or from a recording.


Shelley the LEARNZ Field Trip Teacher writes a detailed diary for students to read, accompanied by 10 captioned images and panoramas for each day of the field trip - including the travel day on Monday.

Experts and Careers

Students meet each expert involved in this field trip via a profile page and short video. Potential career and training paths can also be explored on these pages.

Photo Gallery

All website and field trip photos are available in one easy-to-use location, where students can browse and select to further their interest and learning.


Short, curriculum-rich videos with questions and answers are made on each day of the field trip and uploaded in the evening for viewing the following day.