Get Outdoors Safely: With Maps!
Every summer, kiwis traditionally head outdoors to explore Aotearoa. Are you and your whānau going to head in the outdoors this summer? Maybe you are heading into the hills and forests to walk or ride trails. You might be planning to climb a mountain, do a day walk in the bush, go mountain biking, fishing or paddle down a river. Have you thought about where you might go and what planning you need?
Get Outdoors Week encourages you to get out and about safely in New Zealand’s beautiful, but sometimes dangerous outdoor environment. An important part of staying safe is understanding where you are going and letting others know about your location. Mapping plays a key role in enabling you to stay safe and have fun when you go off the beaten track.
On this field trip, find out how maps help you plan your adventure, keep you safe in the outdoors, and assist organisations in finding you if something goes wrong.
During the field trip you will:
- See smart technologies in use while driving on the road network
- Locate the LEARNZ team each day of the field trip
- Find your location using GPS on a mobile phone
- Plan a trip in the outdoors with help from people at Mountain Safety Council
- Go to the Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) and see how it operates
- Meet people from NZ Police Search and Rescue (SAR) and find out what they do to help those who run into trouble in the outdoors
- Follow the fieldtrip on social media and online - see Shelley's tweets on twitter, follow the hashtag #learnztrips on Instagram, visit the LEARNZ field trip website.
New Zealand (nationwide)
Getting Around: Your Options for a Sustainable Future
Most of us get around in cars, either as drivers or passengers. However, many students walk or bike to school while some take the bus or train. Every time you bus, walk, or take the train, you help reduce traffic congestion and pollution.
This trip fits well with big ideas such as: design thinking, future focus, personal health and well-being, perspectives, transport, technological change and innovation.
More info and enrol at rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=roadsafety204
Road Safety Week 4–10 May
Road Safety Week is an annual activity that engages hundreds of communities across the country in raising awareness of road safety.
The week is a great opportunity to kick-start road safety activities at your organisation, or to link existing activities to a national week. There are also lots of ways to meet curriculum goals whilst also learning about road safety.
It's free to register and thanks to QBE Insurance and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency you'll receive an electronic action pack with posters, worksheets, interactive resources and more.
For more information and to register for an action pack visit www.roadsafetyweek.org.nz.