What a great New Year’s present for 2009. All NZ teachers now have free access to the LEARNZ virtual field trips. Usually this would cost $75 per year for your school. All you have to do is verify your Teacher Registration number and provide an email address and you are away laughing.
If you haven’t explored the Virtual Field Trips before they have a demo link to a previous field trip about Mt Bruce Wildlife Park that has been archived that can be freely accessed but it will give a good look around the site. The virtual field trip has links to curriculum guides, audio, video, photos and heaps more.
If you chose to participate in a live field trip you will be able to talk to people on site via an audio bridge. All very cool and engaging for children.
The first field trip starts at the end of February and looks at Marine Reserves and there are others coming up on renewable energy, earth science, wind power, ancient NZ, freshwater ecology and much more. Give it a go- there’s nothing to lose.