Wetland education for schools

Rohe Koreporepo – Wetland Education Programme

Our schools wetland education programme is hands-on and practical, offering students of all ages the opportunity to learn more about the flora, fauna, history and matauranga Māori of wetlands. It takes place within Tāmaki Makaurau’s largest mainland wetland, Te Henga, and focuses on practical science and methods of monitoring what’s going on in our natural spaces.
Some of the activities included in our education programme are:
  • Guided Walks: Explore the wonders of wetland ecology with expert guides, delving into the flora, fauna, and cultural significance of our local wetlands.
  • Water testing: Discover the macroinvertebrates that call our waterways home and learn about what they tell us about our water. For older students, engage in comprehensive water testing, including assessments of pH and dissolved oxygen levels, as well as measurements of water clarity.
  • Bird identification: Learn about the diverse bird species that call our wetlands home, and how to identify them by call and how to read bird bands to identify individual birds.
Customised Learning: We understand that every class is unique, which is why we’ll work with you to tailor our programme to suit your curriculum objectives and student needs. Our main programme is aimed at Y4-8, however we can easily adapt the programme for older or younger groups.
Thank you to Auckland Council, Waitakere Ranges Local Board and the Mazda Foundation for financially supporting the Wetland Education Programme.

Contact us for more information or to book a wetland education day

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Contact us:

Secretary Annalily van den Broeke

022 692 2016 or email us at hello@matukulink.org.nz

Physical address:

111 Bethells Road, Te Henga, Auckland

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