Monday, 9 March 2015

Are we there yet!

This week we are going on a Virtual Field Trip to the Ashburton Lakes district. Here's what we are doing;
  • ride a jet boat up the spectacular Rangitata River
  • get to know DOC rangers
  • see how rivers connect places and people: how the surrounding land affects the river and how the river affects fish, birds and people
  • discover the secret world of salmon
  • climb into your waders to search for freshwater fish and invertebrates in the braided rivers
  • investigate wetland recreation such as sport fishing
  • explore inter-montane basins of inland South Canterbury
  • discover the plants and animals that threaten our wetlands
  • trap pests using a motion-sensor camera
  • gather people's different points of view about this wetland
  • see how special plants and animals within this ecosystem are interconnected and how they have adapted to survive in this harsh alpine environment
  • catch skinks and geckos in a fall trap
  • monitor the black fronted tern population that lives on Canterbury's braided rivers and discover what is being done to counter threats to these species and their surroundings
  • get your feet wet to learn how wetland plants affect water quality
  • take water quality measurements
  • gain an appreciation of the special value of Ō Tū Wharekai to Māori
We are going to be tired after all of that!!! Don't forget to check out our blogs to see where we are and what we're doing.

Click here for a link that introduces where we are going and what we'll be doing. You'll need the login and password.

Login; greymain14
Password; mrwood14


2 comments:

  1. Hello Guy's
    that sounds like a lot of fun for one week maybe even a bit much! whatever just have fun

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  2. Hello Guy's
    that sounds like a lot of fun for one week maybe even a bit much! whatever just have fun

    ReplyDelete

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