Wonders of the Canopy

Pureora Forest, near Lake Taupo, almost disappeared due to logging but thanks to environmentalists and protesters it has now become a sanctuary for some of our most endangered wildlife.  

Students will embark on a guided discussion through the photographic exhibition The New Zealand Tree Project as well as discovering the history of the forest and the wonders of the canopy, the part we rarely see. Students will consider the impact of saving the forest on logging and the community.

Using digital cameras, students will take photos in response to the images they have seen, inspired by the wonder of the plants and trees in the Botanic Gardens.

This programme can be complemented by visiting Riccarton Bush and comparing the story of Pureora Forest with one right in the heart of Christchurch.

Please bring a clean USB drive that can be used to upload photographs taken by your students. 

Availability: 18 February – 16 June 2017

Curriculum links: Nature of Science, Living World, Visual Arts, Social Sciences

Age: Appropriate for Year 4 – 10

Length: 2 hours

Fee: Koha appreciated


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