Rangitoto Island - an ideal learning environment for your students!
Just 25 minutes by ferry from central Auckland, Rangitoto Island provides an educational day out for students of all ages. Its unique natural features and historic artefacts link easily into Social Studies, Science, Maori, Biology and Geography subject areas. We guarantee your students will be amazed at this gem of the Hauraki Gulf.
PRIMARY AND INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL TRIPS
Take your students' learning to new heights as they ascend to Rangitito's 256 metre summit. Wow them with the volcanic environment or foliage in the forest; there is plenty to keep students engaged on Rangitoto.
You can tailor your visit to Rangitoto to many aspects of your teaching programme:
- Science: The native forest is a true living world, with features including hybrid plants, plant succession, and plenty of leaves, seeds and insects.
- Social Studies: Rangitoto is an important Place and Environment for Aucklanders. On this 600 year old island, your students will be able to clearly see the interaction between people and the environment.
- Maori: Maori use forest resources in many ways – e.g. food, medicine, and clothing. Explore the Rangitoto forest to discover its resources, or tell your students the legends of Rangitoto while visiting its volcanic terrain.
SECONDARY SCHOOL TRIPS
Proximity and isolation have aided in the development of Rangitoto's unique environment. Your students will be amazed at the volcanic setting, stretched as they climb to the volcanic cone, and provoked by the plant and community adaptations. Whether studying natural ecosystems, human interaction with the environment, the historic bach communities or outdoor education, Rangitoto offers a wide range of activities that have direct links to the New Zealand Curriculum and subject syllabuses.
Rangitoto and the school curriculum:
- Science: The living world of the native forest offers students the opportunity to study ecosystem aspects such as producers, consumers and decomposers, plant reproduction and specialisation.
- Biology: Biology students will enjoy the adaptations shown by the plant hybrids present on Rangitoto.
- Social Studies: Rangitoto is an important place and environment for Aucklanders, and there are many examples of how people have recorded their visits or used its shape.
- Geography: Rangitoto Island gives Geography students opportunity to work with maps in real life situations.
- Tourism: With more than 100,000 visitors annually, Rangitoto is an important tourism destination in Auckland.
- NCEA Research and Investigations.
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