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Teacher Resources

Bay of Plenty Regional Council produces a variety of teaching resources available for different class levels. The resources are linked to the New Zealand Curriculum and feature Bay of Plenty case studies. If you would like to find out more about the teaching resources available, please contact Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Air quality education resources

This page of resources and links is provided as a suggestion for teachers studying air quality and pollution.


Energy resource

The Energy Resource helps teachers enable students to increase their knowledge of energy sources and the impact these have on the environment.


Geohazards

This page of resources and links is provided as a suggestion for teachers studying geohazards such as volcanoes, tsunami, landslides, earthquakes and hydrothermal activity


Life's a Beach

Life's a beach is a coastal management kit for schools. It is a secondary school teaching resource for social studies.


Ohiwa Harbour

This page of links is provided as a suggestion for teachers studying Ohiwa Harbour.


Oil spill education resources

This page of resources and links is provided as a suggestion only for schools studying the Rena oil spill.


Pest animal and plant resources

This page of resources and links is provided as a suggestion for schools studying pest animals and plants.


REEF

The Regional Environmental Education Forum (or REEF) is the Bay of Plenty branch of the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education. REEF is a network of people working in or interested in environmental education.


Rotorua Lakes education resource

The Rotorua Lakes Education Resource will help you to enable your students to increase their knowledge and understanding of the Rotorua lakes region and encourage action 'for' the environment.


SmartGrowth education resource

The SmartGrowth Education Resource provides learning activities about managing growth targeting geography achievement standards level 6-8 and social studies level 5.


Waiora (Healthy Water)

Waiora - Healthy Water will help you explore the water around us, the water cycle, how we use water, the impacts of water and land use on water quality and the health of your local stream.


Weedbusters

Weedbusters is an integrated teaching resource for primary schools. The emphasis throughout the resource is to increase students' knowledge and understanding of pest plants. It also encourages action 'for' the environment by enabling students to take part in projects and activities that help manage and control weeds.