'The Hauraki Gulf' - 21 Day Challenge Term 1 2024
1st March - 12th April 2024
We are so excited to introduce your students to Aotearoa New Zealand's unique and inspiring underwater world. Inspirational Young Ocean Explorer Riley Hathaway, and her father Steve, will take you above and below the glistening waters of the Hauraki Gulf to meet all the amazing species and their habitats, learn about the challenges the Gulf is facing, and be inspired by the amazing people making it a better place.
86 Days until the challenge starts on 1 Mar 2024!
WHAT IS THE 21 DAY CHALLENGE?
This is an integrated curriculum teaching resource that links to the New Zealand Curriculum at levels 1–4, but can be adapted for use at various levels. To date over 2500 classrooms have signed up to the challenge across 5 different editions. In Term 1 2024 we are bringing the focus back on New Zealand's first marine park, the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Te Moananui-ā-Toi.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- 21 lesson plans for you to choose from, to take the planning work out of Term 1 (see example lesson below)
- Highly engaged students, with lessons focussed around the beautiful creatures of the Gulf, their habitat, the issues facing our ocean, stories of people who are making a difference and much more!
- The ability for you to do one or all the lessons! Each lesson will need about 60 mins - kaiako (teachers) can pick and choose to suit the time available, and there are many ideas for extension to delve deeper. Each lesson can be integrated across curriculum areas.
- Students participating in the daily plastic pick-up challenge, with the ability to track how they are going against classes across the country
OVERALL AIMS / OBJECTIVES
- To encourage an increased knowledge of Aotearoa’s precious waterways - moana, awa, roto (ocean, rivers, lakes) and how they are linked.
- To build an understanding of the importance of these waterways to many people in various ways, and the importance for the creatures that live in and around those waterways.
- To think about kaitiakitanga and caring for our local environment.