Abel Tasman Education Boxes help schools experience the park

01 July 2024 | All News » Education
a person sitting on a deck with a pile of boxes on top of a house

Abby McCall from the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust helping to set up an Abel Tasman Education school’s kit at Anchorage Hut.

Abel Tasman Education is helping students learn about conservation in the park.  Project Janszoon, the Department of Conservation, the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust and local teachers have collaborated to ensure that visiting schools from all over New Zealand have all the information they need and are well-prepared to learn about the Abel Tasman’s biodiversity and conservation challenges.

Abel Tasman Education provides introductory information about the park for schools – including links to online resources to help with planning a safe trip. It has also set up Education Boxes – resource kits for teachers to use when taking students into the park. Boxes are based at Marahau Education Centre, as well as at Anchorage and Bark Bay Huts.

The contents of the boxes are based on feedback from Project Janszoon’s Schools’ Education Programme participants on the activities they have most enjoyed and learned from whilst in the park.

Each box has activity materials and guides suitable for that location. Teachers can prepare for their visit by contacting Abel Tasman Education before they visit the park.  Teachers will be given access to a contents list for each box, including site-specific equipment, monitoring activities, games, and challenges to connect and engage students during their visit.

To find out more, teachers can contact ab*****************@gm***.com.

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