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LEARNZ Kea Field Trip

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Join me on the Kea field trip for term 3! -  http://kea153.learnz.org.nz/ 

Venture into the wilderness near Arthur's Pass to meet our lovable and often misunderstood endemic kea. Meet experts from the Kea Conservation Trust to learn about how this curious bird has adapted to life in the mountains, help complete some nest monitoring and find out what's being done to try and protect kea.

Please share and provide feedback before, during and after the field trip. We'd love to hear how your students are experiencing and using the field trip and where their inquiries are leading to as a result of their participation.

Ngā mihi nui,



  • JackieB (View all users posts) 18 Sep 2015 5:40pm ()

    Hi Shelley,  Our Year 4 Team at Westbrook School in Rotorua took part in the LEARNZ Kea Trip in August.  What a fantastic educational experience, from the pre field trip work to the audio-conference experience and beyond.  The students really enjoyed seeing Deano, our very own ambassador, travelling to all the places that you did and taking part in the interviews.  Can't understand why there aren't more teachers enrolling for the wonderful trips being planned. Thanks for the opportunity LEARNZ.

    Jackie Barrett


  • Shelley Hersey (View all users posts) 19 Sep 2015 9:49am ()

    Hi Jackie, thanks so much for the positive feedback. It's great to hear that you and your students enjoyed the field trip so much and it was a pleasure being able to answer your students' questions and take Deano on the trip.

    Thanks also for sending some photos of your students' work.

    I hope you can join us again on another field trip soon.

    Shelley Hersey

  • Barrie Matthews (View all users posts) 21 Sep 2015 3:52pm ()

    Thanks, Jackie, for sending us these examples of your students' class work about kea.

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