Wetlands are very valuable commodities providing a number of environmental and social benefits including:
- Slowing down runoff and reduce flooding
- Reducing damaging nutrients in our oceans and waterways (e.g. Wakapuaka Sewage Treatment wetland)
- Providing fantastic wildlife habitat
- Facilitating recreation activities
Wetlands are highly valued by Maori having great cultural and spiritual significance.
In the Tasman District, wetland loss in the Moutere and Motueka Ecological Districts (adjacent to Tasman Bay) is over 95 per cent. The remaining wetlands need to be looked after and where possible extended.
In this NZ curriculum based activity, Museum staff will guide your classes through your nearest suitable wetland and/or bring the resources to your school to explore this topic to the relevant depth for your year group/s.
Suitable for years 5-13
If you have further questions or would like to make a booking enquiry please go to the Current Programmes page and get in touch.