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Life at the Boundary - Investigating Natural Hazards

Projects and programmes New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 04 October 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9fDf

1.9 million tourists visited Aotearoa New Zealand last year and you can be sure that what they came to see was our beautiful country. Agree? Spectacular volcanoes, hot pools, high mountains, fiords, rugged coastlines, rivers and rolling countryside. Paradise! But how did it get to be like this?

New Zealand came to be this way because, like other countries located on the 'Pacific Ring of Fire', we straddle a boundary between two colossal tectonic plates. This natural hazards virtual field trip in early November will take your students on a journey right to that boundary! You will see dinosaur fossils, fault lines, plus evidence of past and recent earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides that all helped to create the landscapes we see today. You'll explore the difference between a natural hazard and a disaster.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

31 October 2017 – 02 November 2017

Further information

Contact: Barrie Matthews

 (027) 223 0342