Study units

The following units of study are available for you to use and adapt.

The Rainforest School

The Rainforest School is a study unit developed by the Taranaki Regional Council outlining the activities available for teachers and classes visiting Pukeiti. The 15 activity options include walks, studies focusing on plants, birdlife and fish, a practical pot-a-plant session and a stream study.

Pukeiti Rainforest School (single document only)

The Woodlands School

The Woodlands School is a study unit developed by the Taranaki Regional Council outlining the activities available for teachers and classes visiting Hollard Gardens. The 10 activity options include walks, studies focusing on plants, birds and insects, seed collecting and a garden rally.

Hollard Gardens Woodlands School (single document only)

The Riverside School

The Riverside School is a study unit developed by the Taranaki Regional Council outlining the activities available for teachers and classes visiting Tupare. The 9 activity options include walks, studies focusing on trees and birdlife, and a stream study.

Tupare Riverside School (single document only)

Bus Transport in Taranaki

The environmental and social advantages of bus travel are being appreciated more and more. This study unit aims to help students learn more about our public transport system in Taranaki.

Bus Transport in Taranaki (single document only)

The Coast - Te Takutai Moana

Focus on the coast with emphasis on the special nature of the Taranaki coastal environment.

Coast study unit (single document only)

Stream Health Measurement Assessment Kit (SHMAK)

A study unit to be used in conjunction with the Stream Health Measurement Assessment Kit (SHMAK) that the Taranaki Regional Council has modified for local use.

SHMAK study unit (single document only)

Rocky Shore

This unit focuses on the plants and animals that inhabit the many rocky shore sites on the Taranaki coast that are suitable for close investigation by students of all ages.

Rocky Shore study unit (single document only)

Living with the River - Te Awa

Focus on the importance of rivers, streams and waterways to the Taranaki environment.

River study unit (single document only)

Waste Minimisation and Recycling

Focus on recycling issues in Taranaki and the world. Provides practical ideas for class use.

Waste minimisation and recycling study unit (single document only)

Sustainable Land Management

Focus on the issues related to sustainable land management and the effect of erosion in the eastern hill country.

Land management study unit (single document only)

Trees for the Environment

Focus on the need to understand the relationship between trees and our environment.

Trees for the environment study unit (single document only)

Weather - Huarere

Focus on the uniqueness of the Taranaki environment and how it affects our weather.

Weather study unit (single document only)

Wetlands

This unit focuses on wetlands and can be adapted to be used with pond studies, lagoons, marshes, swamps or even boggy areas within paddocks.

Wetlands study unit (single document only)

The Sleeper Awakes

Teaching notes based on The Sleeper Awakes, a novel by David Hill that is set amidst a fictional eruption of Mount Taranaki.

The Sleeper Awakes teaching notes (single document only )