In this exploration of the New Zealand natural history collection students examine New Zealand’s geological history, our fossil record and unique flora and fauna, including insects, Moa and other bird life.
This programme combines gallery interaction and skilled facilitation between students and the Museum’s extensive handling collection. Using creative and critical thinking skills in a science context, students are encouraged to think beyond what they can see in the galleries. The programme offers an in-depth look at the key identifiers of ratites as well as examining adaptive radiation and speciation.
Within the science curriculum, this programme directly addresses New Zealand examples relevant to the Level 3 Biology Achievement Standard 90717 Describe processes and patterns of evolution.
We recommend combining this session with a Human Evolution session.
This programme is assisted by LEOTC, funded by the Ministry of Education.