Central Interceptor: The largest ever wastewater project in Aotearoa - LEARNZ fieldtrip

Classroom resources New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 11 January 2022
Notice reference #: 1HASKt

This FREE LEARNZ online field trip, Central Interceptor: The largest ever wastewater project in Aotearoa, will help educators and ākonga understand how overflowing wastewater systems can be at risk to people’s health through engaging readings, videos, a live web conference and interactive quizzes and maps.

Travel online to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland with LEARNZ kaiārahi and the Watercare Auckland Council to: 

  • Get behind the scenes of the largest ever wastewater project in Aotearoa and connect with people involved in the construction process
  • Learn how wastewater and stormwater is managed and why this is important
  • Explore the value of iwi and community consultation, and involvement
  • Discover how valuing sustainability on this project will benefit the environment, city, and people who live there
  • Inquire into how you can act to improve the quality of water around you.

This online field trip supports a STEM-based, cross curricular approach to teaching and learning. Participation encourages curiosity, citizen-science and student inquiry. It also provides an authentic context in which students can learn to think and act in ways that will safeguard the future wellbeing of people and our planet.

This trip reflects the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially Goal 9: Industries, Innovation and Infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Enrol in this trip to receive supporting communication and resources from the LEARNZ team and connect with field trip experts in our live web conferences. 

LEARNZ free online field trips, powered by CORE, provide authentic, interactive learning experiences and cover a wide range of topics. LEARNZ connects educators and ākonga with interesting people, places and stories, with the aim of inspiring our future generation to think and act in ways that will safeguard the future wellbeing of people, and our planet.

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Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

04 April 2022 – 08 April 2022

Further information

Contact: Barrie Matthews

 (027) 223 0342