INFO SHEET - Honeydew ecosystem - The southern beech forests of New Zealand are home to a unique resource – honeydew – delicious to birds, fungi and insects. This sweet sticky substance forms the basis of an important ecosystem.

INFO SHEET - Honeydew ecosystem - The southern beech forests of New Zealand are home to a unique resource – honeydew – delicious to birds, fungi and insects. This sweet sticky substance forms the basis of an important ecosystem.

TEACHING RESOURCES: The Ocean in Action - Diving into its chemical and physical processes

TEACHING RESOURCES: The Ocean in Action - Diving into its chemical and physical processes

Where Land Meets Sea -  NZ is surrounded by sea. Our coastlines and marine resources need care and protection. The Coastal Marine Group focuses on the Bay of Plenty – with a particular emphasis on the Rena shipwreck disaster.

Where Land Meets Sea - NZ is surrounded by sea. Our coastlines and marine resources need care and protection. The Coastal Marine Group focuses on the Bay of Plenty – with a particular emphasis on the Rena shipwreck disaster.

NZ RESEARCH STORY - Understanding the impact of land use change. Dr Candida Savage from the University of Otago is interested in understanding more about how changes in land use affect estuaries and the organisms that live in them.

NZ RESEARCH STORY - Understanding the impact of land use change. Dr Candida Savage from the University of Otago is interested in understanding more about how changes in land use affect estuaries and the organisms that live in them.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: In this activity, students learn about habitats, and why and how animals and plants are best suited to particular habitats.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: In this activity, students learn about habitats, and why and how animals and plants are best suited to particular habitats.

SCI INFO SHEET: Human impacts on marine environments. Throughout human existence we have relied on the oceans – for food, as a waste dump, for recreation, for economic opportunities and so on. However, it’s not only our activities in the marine environment that affect life in the sea – it’s also the things we do on land.

SCI INFO SHEET: Human impacts on marine environments. Throughout human existence we have relied on the oceans – for food, as a waste dump, for recreation, for economic opportunities and so on. However, it’s not only our activities in the marine environment that affect life in the sea – it’s also the things we do on land.

Amundsen and his dogs 12-14-1911 explorer / race to win !! R. Amundsen near the Pole with his dog team

Amundsen and his dogs 12-14-1911 explorer / race to win !! R. Amundsen near the Pole with his dog team

INFO SHEET: Find out more about the animals and plants that are at home on New Zealand reefs and the different areas or zones of the reef.

INFO SHEET: Find out more about the animals and plants that are at home on New Zealand reefs and the different areas or zones of the reef.

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