What's the Plan Stan? – Getting Ready For An Emergency

Classroom resources New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 17 September 2018
Notice reference #: 1H9kku

What will you do in an emergency? You probably already know to 'Drop, Cover and Hold' during an earthquake. But as a citizen of New Zealand, we all need to know more about the six natural hazards that cause emergencies – floods, storms, earthquakes, tsunami, volcanoes, and landslides. More importantly, we need to know about the six impacts – Stuck at home; Can't get home; Have to evacuate; No power; No water; No phone or internet.

During this virtual field trip to Wellington, find out about New Zealand's history of emergencies caused by natural hazards. Explore the latest and best practice recommended for you and your school during an emergency. This field trip coincides with the 2-year anniversary of the release of the updated 'What's the Plan, Stan?' resources for schools.

To prepare for this field trip, LEARNZ content will support inquiry into:

  • The 'What's the Plan, Stan?' resources for schools
  • Why it is important for all New Zealanders to be prepared for an emergency
  • The six types of natural hazards that cause emergencies in New Zealand
  • New Zealand's history of emergencies and why we should know about them
  • The risk of an emergency where you live
  • The six impacts of an emergency
  • How to prepare your family for an emergency
  • How to prepare your home for an emergencyW
  • What you should do in an emergency and how you can minimise the impacts and cope
  • Who has special requirements during an emergency and how they can be helped
  • The relationship between citizenship and emergencies caused by natural hazards
  • EQC – the Earthquake Commission
  • MCDEM – Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

More info including planned field trip action at

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

16 October 2018 – 18 October 2018

Further information

Contact: Barrie Matthews

 (027) 223 0342