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Rotoroa Island field trips

Join zoo educators on a conservation science field trip on Rotoroa Island

Rotoroa Island Trust and Auckland Zoo are pleased to invite teachers to apply to bring their class on a conservation science field trip t​o Rotoroa Island in Term 4​, 2017.​

Facilitated by Auckland Zoo educators, year 5 to 13 students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities based on current conservation fieldw​ork practic​es on Rotoroa Island.

This field trip is strongly cu​rriculum-linked and best suited to schools that have current environmental and/or conservation science programmes in place or are about to establish one.

Dates and times​​

Individual class field trips will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 17 October to 14 December, 2017

Your class will gather at​ the downtown Auckland ferry terminal at 8am and return​ to downtown Auckland at 5pm.

  • A full-day field trip to Rotoroa Island facilitated by Auckland Zoo educators.
  • A pre-visit teacher workshop at Auckland Zoo to present background to the island, relevant resources and kaupapa of the field trips.​

teacher workshop​

A pre-requisite to bringing your class to Rotoroa Island on a field trip is attending a two-hour teacher workshop on Friday 13 October, (10am - 12noon) at Auckland Zoo.

Please ensure you are available on this date as this workshop cannot be repeated and no field trip will go ahead unless the lead teacher attends the workshop.

  • ​​Costs are generously subsidised, thanks to the Rotoroa Island Trust.

  • Price​s start at $8 per student and are dependent on the subsidy available from the Rotoroa Island Trust.
    Please refer to page two of the application form to find out the costs for your school.

  • One adult free of charge for every six paying students. 

  • Please note: It is the responsibility of the school to organise and cover the cost of transport to and from the ferry terminal. ​

  • Minimum of 20 students and maximum of 60 students per trip.

Bookings are essential for all school groups

Spaces are limited and require submission of the application form.

​To register, please download and complete application f​orm and email to Brian Ireland, Rotoroa Island Education Programme Officer: brian.ireland@​​​​.

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