This programme is made possible through the partnership of the Department of Conservation, Genesis Energy and the Tongariro Nationl Trout Centre Society Inc.
Taupo 'Education for Tomorrow' Programme
The main aim of this programme is to raise awareness of the importance and value of the Taupo trout fishery and freshwater conservation in New Zealand. Taupo for Tomorrow is ideal for teachers looking for a hands-on learning experience outside of the classroom, and who are keen to incorporate themes about sustainability into their lesson plans.
School groups have three options to choose from when booking a programme and programmes can be customised to meet the needs of the class.
Option 1: Centre Tour (All ages)
A one and a half hour tour of the Tongariro National Trout Centre, where you will see wild trout ,while learning about Taupo trout and some of the key aspects that help manage this special natural resource.
Option 2: Hands on learning (Primary to Intermediate students)
A day packed with hands on, fun-filled learning involving both the classroom and the outdoors. Students will learn about wild trout ecology, the importance of freshwater environments and the ways in which these natural resources can be managed.
For students between the ages of 6 - 14, a fly fishing experience can also be requested as part of the programme. The cost to participate is $6 per child and includes the cost of a Taupo Fishery child day fishing licence. A donation would also be appreciated to the Tongariro National Trout Centre Society who provide the volunteers to help deliver this activity.
Option 3: NCEA Programme (Secondary school students)
These programmes contain resource packets to use for teaching and assessing NCEA achievement standards. Resource packets contain Power Point presentations, student activity sheets, teacher resources like poster and maps, and assessment activity and schedule.
All programmes are matched to the NZ curriculum achievement levels and objectives, and are being developed by a registered teacher who has a range of experience in teaching geography, social studies, science and outdoor education.
For further information and bookings, please contact:
Educator, Department of Conservation
+64 7 386 9246
To Teachers of geography, science and social studies:
Schools who want to learn about the Taupo Fishery but are unable to visit the Tongariro National Trout Centre at Turangi can register for a virtual field trip to the Taupo Fishery through the Learnz website: www.learnz.org.nz