BioBlitz – What`s Living in Your Backyard?
During this BioBlitz field trip with LEARNZ, learn how you and your class can undertake your own bioblitz to find out what lives around you. This is practical living world science in action and supports nature of science inquiry.
During this field trip you will:
tweets from Shelley, the LEARNZ field trip teacher Reflect with teacher Maureen Keen and pupils from Mount Somers Springburn School on their own community bioblitz
Travel to locations such as a backyard, a farm, or natural landscape
Find, collect, identify, classify and record living things with the
iNaturalistNZ app Interview and put questions to Living World scientists and rangers
Evaluate living things for yourself using easy terms like common, rare, native, introduced, pesky or weird!
Talk to students and others about how they organised their bioblitz and who they needed to help make it a success
Talk with students about what they have found and learned in their bioblitz and how they measured its success
Visit ecological restoration areas in Ō Tū Wharekai and follow students planting native species, controlling pests, and monitoring progress.
02 April 2019 – 04 April 2019