Curious MInds Geology Camp 2017
Using rocks and fossils from GNS Science and Joan Wiffen’s collection at the Aquarium, 44 students learnt how fossils and different types of rocks are formed. They investigated how the pebble beach outside the Aquarium is created, and why it is constantly changing.
Using information about the Kaikoura earthquake and the East Coast LAB facilities, they learnt how and why earthquakes happen, discussed the meaning of the words commonly used to describe earthquakes and the geology of New Zealand, learnt how seismometers work, and investigated the potential impact of a tsunami on Hawke’s Bay.
They finished the camp with a day at Waipatiki Beach looking at the landforms along the cliffs and searching for fossils.
26 May 2017