What's the Plan Stan?– Getting Ready or an Emergency

Projects and programmes New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 23 August 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9xAe

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
  • And much more.

During this field trip you can:

  • See Andrew's tweets on twitter
  • Get an overview of cities in Hawke's Bay and how they will be affected by natural hazard emergencies
  • Think about getting prepared for an emergency at your place
  • Go to places to see what could happen in a tsunami and work out evacuation strategies
  • Inspect landslips in the area to see what happened and why
  • Go to places that have been affected by floods and storms and see what has changed
  • Look for evidence of old volcanic eruptions
  • See 'What's the Plan, Stan?' in action at a local school
  • Find out from local school students what they know about preparing for emergencies
  • Visit the Hawke's Bay Emergency Management website
  • Talk to people involved in emergency management from national and local government, Red Cross, Police, and GeoNet
  • Unpack the 4 Rs - Reduction, Readiness and Response, Recovery
  • Create or update an emergency plan for your home
  • Create or update emergency supplies for your home
  • Create or update portable emergency supplies
  • Find out how to secure furniture and other items around your home
  • Put a record on social media of one action you have taken, such as a photo of your emergency supplies
  • Share one experience of an extreme natural event
  • Follow what's happening on the website and on twitter at #learnztrip.



Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

15 October 2019 – 17 October 2019

Further information

Contact: Barrie Matthews

 (027) 223 0342