Te Awa - The River

Science/Putaiao Social Studies/ Tikanga a- iwi

All life is dependent upon water. Te Awa highlights the river as a symbol of the interdependence of all living things. It focuses on the present, contains threads to the past, and shows how our impact on the environment is linked to a sustainable future.

To discuss options and specific needs contact Science educator Barbara Arnold or Keith Young on 06 355 5000 or email Barbara

primary EDUCATION programmes

•Wonderful Water
•Water Quality
•Flooding and Erosion
•Fossils, Rocks and Soil
•Minibeasts                                                 •Manawatu Gorge (Te Apiti) History              •Bush * •Stream Ecology* •Estuaries, Coasts and Dunes* ( * = off-site support)

Secondary EDUCATION programmes

•Water Quality
•Flooding and Erosion
•Manawatu Gorge (Te Apiti) History

 

  • Water Quality 

    Water Quality
    Explore questions such as - How does water get polluted? How do we know whether water is safe for living organisms? Why is this important?

    Teacher Resource: pdf WATER QUALITY (0.05MB) 

    Related Programmes:
    •Wonderful Water
    •Flooding and Erosion

  • Wonderful Water
    Wonderful Water
    Explore some of the characteristics that make water such a unique substance. Investigate the water cycle, surface tension and how ice behaves.

    Teacher resource:  pdf WONDERFUL WATER (0.05MB) 


    Related Programmes:
    Water Quality
    Flooding and Erosion

  • Flooding and Erosion
    Flooding and Erosion
    Explore currents in a purpose built river! Experiment with objects that float and sink, keeping heavy objects afloat, and/or floating "pooh sticks" down a purpose built river to see how and where the water is moving. Play the farming game on a sand landscape, observing and discussing water and how it affects the land. Make individual and group decisions in the face of erosion, floods, land disputes and land reclamation.


    Teacher Resource: pdf FLOODING & EROSION (0.05MB) 


    Related Programmes:
    •Wonderful Water
    •Water Quality
    •Manawatu Gorge (Te Apiti) History
    •Fossils, Rocks and Soil
    •Floating and Sinking

  • Fossil 

    Fossils, Rocks and Soil
    Investigate rocks, extract fossils and explore how soil is formed.

    Teacher Resource: pdf FOSSILS,ROCKS & SOILS (0.05MB) 

    Related Programmes:
    •Dinosaur Dig
    •Flooding and Erosion
    •Manawatu Gorge (Te Apiti) History
    •Te Apiti

  • minibeasts 
    MINIBEASTS
    This is a larger than life experience as students examine small animals under the microscope to observe detail, and look for cave weta in Te Awa exhibition.

     

  • Whio - Blue Duck

    FEATHERS AND FINS

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
    Observe live animals and specimens within Te Awa exhibition and investigate the adaptations that help fish and birds live in their habitat.

    Teacher Resource: pdf Feathers & Fins (0.05MB) 

  • OFF-SITE

    A Te Manawa educator is able to assist groups off-site, in the following areas:

    Bush (Year 5 - Year 8)
    •Explore the plants and animals that make up our forest ecosystems.

    Stream Ecology (Year 5 - Year 8)
    •Why do fish need trees? Explore a local stream and its plant and animal life.

    Estuaries, Coasts and Dunes (Year 5 - Year 8)
    •Explore the unique dune system of the Manawatu. Investigate the adaptations of plants and animals that allow them to live there.

     

  • Manawatu Gorge (Te Apiti) History


    Explore the formation of the Gorge, its significance to Maori and to early European settlers.

    Related Programmes:
    •Te Apiti

  • Te Apiti
    NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

    Hear a Rangitaane story of how Te Apiti was formed and discover the importance of the river to the people of Manawatu.

     Related Programmes:
    •Manawatu Gorge (Te Apiti) History