The following lesson plans encourage the children to focus on an issue and work towards a solution. If you know of any others, please email us.
Learning resource for Years 4-8. This guide encourages children to discuss issues impacting native wildlife, to find evidence in their own environment, and to think of actions to protect it.
Inquiry unit for Levels: 1-4. This resource supports outdoor exploration of a local green space. Investigate the health of a local green space, and decide what conservation actions would improve the health of a local green space.
Inquiry unit for Years 1-6, Levels 1-4. Use this resource to investigate introduced predators in your school grounds and begin to understand their impact on the environment.
Inquiry unit for Levels: 1-4. This resource provides ideas and learning experiences to enhance the native and endemic biodiversity in your green space.
Inquiry unit for Levels: 1-4. Use this resource to plan and carry out successful environmental action, alongside your local community.
Inquiry Unit for Years 4-8, Levels 1-4. This inquiry journey will allow students to be actively involved in improving New Zealand’s biodiversity through such actions as data collection, introduced predator control, wildlife monitoring and community engagement.
This toolkit provides a structured framework for scaffolding student thinking about an ethical issue. Before students attempt using the Ethics thinking toolkit, it is recommended that you explore the ethical issue and ethical thinking with your students to establish a foundation for informed decision making.
Ethics and bird conservation case study provides an example of introducing ethical thinking into the classroom to explore a controversial issue in science.
Inquiry unit for Levels: 1-4. Use this resource to learn about conservation dogs and their role in Predator Free 2050.
When the ‘possums’ go on a picnic, the ‘trees’ had better watch out. Which will you be in this action role-play game – a hungry possum or a slow-moving tree?
National Pest Control Agencies have developed a Teachers’ Booklet to assist with planning a unit of work based on possums and associated issues. The accompanying Students’ Booklet can be used as part of teacher planned study.