Sep 17

Stop Disasters Game

This website has games for each type of extreme natural event(from wildfires to earthquakes).  It is a bit like the computer game civilisation/settlers.  You have certain things you need to build, you can also protect your city/area by adding warning systems and building schools/community centres to provide education, you can make your current buildings more resistant to your ENE by upgrading them, or remove at risk buildings.  And of course you only have a certain budget to make changes with…….

THanks Heather Roberts (SCC) for sharing this website with us all.

Aug 14

Level 1 trip to Great Barrier Reef

Just took another trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Happy to help any one thinking about taking a class there. We go for our 1.3 Sustainable use of an environment.

We use a great company in Cairns 🙂

Contact Eddie Brown through the website here and your requests will be passed on.


Aug 14

This site contains a vast range of dynamic and effective teaching and learning resources suitable for geography students aged 11 – 18 years old.  

Useful for IB courses and for all sorts of fun activities and teaching ideas.


Thanks Sarah from Timaru Girls for sharing this website with us.


Aug 12

Virtual Field trips

Here are some Virtual Field trips you might be interested in doing with your students.

  1. Finding Resilience – the technology behind locating and responding to natural hazards
    • GPS, GIS, the GIS hazard resource for schools
    • 29 – 31 Aug
    • Wellington
  2. Love your rubbish – waste, or valuable resource?
    • Landfills vs ?
    • 12 – 14 Sep
    • Kate Valley
  3. What`s the plan, Stan? – getting ready for an emergency
    • how people participate individually and collectively in response to community challenges
    • 17 – 19 Oct
    • Christchurch (but TBC)
  4. Life at the Boundary – investigating natural hazards
    • AS91007 and AS91426?
    • 31 Oct – 2 Nov
    • Hawkes Bay

Teachers can enrol in any of these trips here.