National Aquarium educators can meet your class at Hardinge Road in Napier for a Rocky Shore Study. While there our staff can help you with identification, adaptations, food webs, tidal zones and conservation of the rocky shore residents.
Staff from the aquarium can help supervise and provide expertise in rocky shore plant and animal identification for AS 2.4: investigate an interrelationship or pattern in an ecological population or community.
This programme is free of charge for state, integrated or registered private primary and secondary schools.
If you wish you can visit the National Aquarium for follow up activities either on the same day or at a later date (normal school rates apply).
How to book: Fill out a booking form and send it to us or phone us on 06 833-5424.
Meeting spot: the playground at Hardinge Road, Napier
When: Check out the link to the 2012 tide chart and find a time that suits you. The best times to go are up to two hours ahead of low tide and up to one hour after low tide. View the 2013 tide chart here.
What to bring: Check the equipment list for suggested resources. We will supply identification charts.
Cancellations: Please phone us to cancel/postpone the event due to weather. We will plan to meet you on the arranged day rain or shine.
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