Free online field trip–Wild weather: How extreme weather events impact us

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Posted: 17 June 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAM6F

Travel online to East Coast: Tairāwhiti Gisborne to explore extreme weather events that we experience in Aotearoa.

This free online field trip supports a STEM-based, cross curricular approach to teaching and learning. Participation encourages curiosity, citizen-science and student inquiry.

Globally, climate change is bringing more extreme weather events. Aotearoa is no exception, as flooding and severe weather are the most common natural hazard events and cause multiple emergencies each year. Flooding can damage land, homes and infrastructure which impacts on the wellbeing of people.

Te Tairāwhiti–the East Coast of Aotearoa has a history of extreme weather events. Its steep landscape and unique location mean that high rainfall events have a bigger impact than in many other parts of our country.

Travel online with LEARNZ in late June to:

  • find out what we have learned from wild weather events such as Cyclone Bola
  • look at a map and choose Civil Defence places such as schools and marae; see if your choices match up with locations chosen by experts and their communities
  • explore the science and mātauranga behind extreme weather
    meet people who are prepared for wild weather and learn about their plans
  • decide what would be the most likely severe weather near you and what plans you should make to be prepared.

Enrol now to get the most from this field trip! 
You will get a chance to connect with City Rail Link experts in our free live web conferences and receive supporting trip updates from the LEARNZ team.

View this trip and enrol now 


Further information

Contact: Fionna Wright

 (021) 660 016