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Year 9 - 13


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Auckland, our largest city, is built upon an active volcanic field. What does this mean for those living here?

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Years 9-10
$5 per student for a one-hour programme
Fully Booked
Auckland Museum Learning Centre
New Zealand Curriculum
Science: Levels 4–5

Social studies: Levels 4–5

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Explore a key feature of Auckland's natural landscape

Students will work collaboratively to ask questions and think about:

  • how the volcanic field has helped shape Auckland's landscape over the last 250,000 years
  • the particular characteristics of Auckland's environment that make our field like it is and how it compares with rest of New Zealand and the wider world
  • what volcanic material tells us about a past eruption
  • how people have interacted with this environment, from settlement to regeneration and sustainability    
  • the impact of a volcanic eruption on Aucklanders and how we can be prepared.

This programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education.