The natural history of Taranaki has impressive features that will increase students understanding of how our province was developed.

These include geological processes of the mounga and how human actions have affected the natural environment. Learn about our amazing mounga and its unique features. Natural hazards and their possible consequences can also be explored.

These sessions are held at Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki, in Pātea.

New Zealand Curriculum links:

This topic covers elements of:

  • Science: Planet Earth and Beyond: Earth Systems and Interacting Systems, Levels 1-7
  • Social Sciences: Social Studies, Levels 2-6

Junior Students

New entrant to Year 10

Possible inquiry topics based around Mounga Taranaki can be accommodated based on the needs of the students.

Senior Students

Year 11 to 13

Lessons for older students are linked to achievement standards.

The following achievement standards can be linked to this topic:

  • Science: Level 1: AS 90952 Level 2: AS 91189 AS 91191

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Contact us on 06-759 6710 or edpukeariki@npdc.govt.nz for further information or to discuss your requirements with us directly.

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