Primary Education

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The Education Programmes at the Royal Albatross Centre are designed for a range of ages covering both science and social science topics.

 

We have a range of education resources and programmes for students at Early Childhood Level, Primary Level, and Secondary Level.

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Nature of Science: Tracking Blue Penguins

Discover Kororā, the Little Blue Penguin, the world’s smallest penguin, in their natural habitat at Pukekura. more>>
Time: 2 hours
Age Focus: Years 4-8 (may be adapted for secondary)
Curriculum Area: Nature of Science (Levels 2-4, Investigating in Science, Participating and Contributing), Science (Level 2-4, Living World), Social Sciences (Level 3).
Cost: $9/person ($4 for education Programme (if combined with another education programme, no additional cost), $5 for Blue Penguin Tour)

 

Identity & Heritage: Toroa at Taiaroa

1860s Barracouta drying at Otakou From fortification to conservation, students will look at how the use of Taiaroa Head has changed over time. more>>
Time: 2.5 hours
Age Focus: Years 4-8
Curriculum Area: Science (Level 2-4, LW – Achievement Objectives 1-4)
Cost: $4/person

 

Birds: A is for Albatross, B is for Bird

primary-birds Discover what makes a bird a bird and how the Royal Albatross is adapted for life at sea. more>>
Time: 1.5 hours
Age Focus: Years 1-3
Curriculum Area: Science (Level 1-2, LW – Achievement Objectives 1-4)
Cost: $4/person

 

Maori History: Pukekura Toroa

primary-maori Taiaroa Head, also known as Pukekura, is an important site to Kai Tahu. A wonderful opportunity to experience the Maori history of the area through stories and observations. more>>
Time: 2 hours
Age Focus: Years 2-6
Curriculum Area: Social Studies (Level 2-4), Maori
Cost: $4/person

 

Conservation: Save our Seabirds

The return of our famous albatross, Toroa Royal Albatross are only one of the attractions of Taiaroa Head. Breeding colonies of Shags, Royal Spoonbills, Little Blue Penguins and Fur Seals are just a few of the highlights. more>>
Time: 2 hours
Age Focus: Years 4-8
Curriculum Area: Science (Level 2-4, LW – Achievement Objectives 1-4)
Cost: $4/person

 

Science: Flight and Feathers

primary-flight Birds are finely tuned flying machines, with the wing and flight style suited perfectly to the environment in which they live. more>>
Time: 2 hours
Age Focus: Years 4-8
Curriculum Area: Science (Level 2-4, LW – Achievement Objectives 1-4)
Cost: $4/person

 

Sustainability: The Problem with Plastic – Classroom Presentation

primary-sustainability Plastic is responsible for killing millions seabirds each year. Our wildlife guides will show you the stomach contents of an albatross and share some of her adventures with Albatross from other parts of the world. Rate the rubbish from your local beach and your lunch box in terms of harm to marine life and think about what you can do to stop the plastic tide.
Time: 50 minutes
Age Focus: Years 3-8
Curriculum Area: Science (Level 2-4, LW – Achievement Objectives 1-4) Social Studies (Level 2-4)
Cost: no charge (travel costs may apply for schools outside of Dunedin)