Primary Yr 1-3 : The Family of Life

Primary Yr 1-3 : The Family of Life
From NZD $9.50
  • Duration: 155 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Karori, Wellington
  • Product code: PWL5ZC


Students begin to understand the tree of life and the relationships between the many species that exist on the planet. Students then explore the sanctuary and encounter species unique to New Zealand.

Overview: Just minutes from the centre of our capital city, Zealandia is a regenerating natural habitat for many rare native & endemic species. It provides a wonderful context for students to experience the rich biodiversity of New Zealand and consider the impact of people upon it – both positive and negative.

Session Type: Facilitated 2.5 hour session consisting of an interactive indoor activity and a ~2 hour guided walk in smaller groups. With Zealandia Educators the students will:

  • - Experience the valley at Zealandia, teeming with the sights and sounds of the natural world.

  • - Witness the dramatic story of New Zealand’s natural history in the Zealandia exhibition.

  • - Encounter many rare & endangered New Zealand species in a regenerating native forest.

  • - Learn about how New Zealand species have adapted to their environment and how introduced species are putting them at risk.

  • - Learn about the concept of a wildlife sanctuary, and how people can work to protect vulnerable species.

Curriculum links: Science, Social Sciences.

Suitable for: Yr 1-3

Duration: 2.5 hours

Timeslots: 9.30am - 12pm, 10.30am - 1.00pm, or 12.00pm - 2.30pm.

Numbers: Minimum 10 students. Maximum 45 students.

Available to: Domestic and international students enrolled at or billeted through a New Zealand school.

Cost: Students $9.50 each. For every four (4) students you are able to bring one (1) adult free of charge. Additional adults will be charged $24 pp.

Photo credit : Scott Langdale