New Zealand speciation and patterns of evolution By exploring our 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. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Students Year levels 12 - 13 Cost 5 per student for a one-hour session Availability Available 25 Jul - 23 Sep and 10 - 21 Oct Venue Auckland Museum Learning Centre New Zealand Curriculum Levels 7 and 8 - Science (Nature of Science, Living World) Related galleries and exhibitions Origins gallery ENQUIRE NOWRESOURCES Explore New Zealand's natural history This programme directly addresses New Zealand examples relevant to the Level 3 Biology Achievement Standard 91605 Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation. 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 the physical gallery space. The programme offers an in-depth look at the key identifiers of ratites as well as examining adaptive radiation and speciation. We recommend combining this session with the Human biological and cultural evolution programme. This programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education.