Conservation action enables students to engage with science in real-life contexts. This section offers pedagogical advice, project ideas and science resources.
These professional development resources provide pedagogical advice and resources when using conservation as a topic of learning or inquiry.
- Taking action for conservation – webinar
- Our native trees – webinar
- Eco-explorers – webinar
- Eco-champions – webinar
- Inquiry outside the classroom – webinar
- Pest detectives – webinar
Citizen scientists are volunteers who contribute to scientific projects. It makes science education more relevant and engaging and develops students’ science capabilities. The following links aid with planning and action.
- Getting started with citizen science – PLD webinar
- Planning for students to be citizen scientists – PLD article
- Citizen science projects – resource curation
Participatory Science Platform (PSP) initiatives support collaborative, community projects that bring together locals and scientists or technologists to research and investigate locally important questions or problems. Get inspired with these conservation-based projects.
- Project Hotspot – protecting threatened coastal species – article
- Sediment and seashores – monitoring Otago Harbour – article
- Redesigning wētā houses – article
- Students help restore mauri to the Oruarangi Stream – article
These resources explore the science that underpins restoration.
- Restoration – article
- Riparian restoration – article
- Planting stream edges – article
- Te whakatō otaota ki ngā tapa kōawa – article
- River islands – article
Image: Sustainable Coastlines, CC BY-NC 3.0 NZ.