Our Primary Industries - Unpacking the Apple Story
The humble apple has come a long way since it was first planted in Aotearoa New Zealand in 1819. Did you know that New Zealand is now considered the best apple growing country in the world? During this field trip you will follow the journey of the world's tastiest apples from a Hawke's Bay orchard to the shopping baskets of discerning consumers all around the world.
To prepare for this field trip, LEARNZ content will support inquiry into:
- Apple varieties and characteristics
- The value of apples
- Hawke's Bay as New Zealand's 'fruit basket'
- Consumers and consumer preferences
- Selective breeding and genetics, yields
- Opportunities and threats for apple growing in New Zealand
- The journey of apples from seed to growing to eating
- The role of Plant & Food Research New Zealand.
During this field trip you will:
- Follow Shelley's tweets on twitter
- Visit a Hawke's Bay orchard to follow how apples are grown and harvested
- Take part in selected orchard tasks like apple pruning, spraying, planting, and storage
- Go to a facility to follow how apples are handled post-harvest
- Get an overview of integrated pest management
- Investigate cross-pollination and sticky traps
- Gather soil samples to gain an insight into maintaining soil health
- Take control of an unmanned aircraft to control codling moth for bioprotection
- Visit an agricultural research facility to learn about the latest findings.
More info and enrol at http://rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=primaryindustries192
New Zealand (nationwide)
Kohia Centre – Educational Resources for Schools and Teachers
The Kohia Centre retail store has supplied a wide range of educational and teaching resources for over 20 years. These include: curriculum resources; educational publications; classroom support materials and teaching accessories such as stickers, borders, poster, etc.
Call us, visit our store or shop online. We offer a nationwide delivery service.
Kohia Centre, Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Auckland, Gate 1, 78 Epsom Avenue, Epsom, Auckland 1023; ph (09) 623 8977; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop hours: Monday to Thursday 8am–4.30pm.
Friday 8am–4pm (parking at Gate 2).
Teacher-Led Innovation Fund (TLIF) Regional Workshops
Proposals for the current round of the Teacher-led Innovation Fund are due by 27 February.
Visit our website for application materials www.education.govt.nz/school/working-in-a-school/scholarships-for-people-working-in-schools/teacher-led-innovation-fund.
We’re providing hands-on support for interested applicants through a series of regional workshops this month. It will be an opportunity for you to test your thinking, learn from previously funded TLIF projects, and have your questions answered.
If you plan on attending, please email email@example.com.