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The Education Programmes at the Royal Albatross Centre are designed for a range of ages covering both science and social science topics.

We have a range of education resources and programmes for students at Early Childhood Level, Primary Level, and Secondary Level.

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Litter Free Oceans

Investigate the impact of marine debris on the local wildlife and investigate the source of the problem as part of the programme. more>>
Time: 2 hours 15 mins
Age Focus: Years 4 – 8
Curriculum Area: Science, Nature of Science.
Cost: $4/person

Nature of Science: Tracking Blue Penguins

Discover Kororā, the Little Blue Penguin, the world’s smallest penguin, in their natural habitat at Pukekura. more>>
Time: 2 hours
Age Focus: Years 4-8 (may be adapted for secondary)
Curriculum Area: Nature of Science (Levels 2-4, Investigating in Science, Participating and Contributing), Science (Level 2-4, Living World), Social Sciences (Level 3).
Cost: $9/person ($4 for education Programme (if combined with another education programme, no additional cost), $5 for Blue Penguin Tour)

Identity & Heritage: Toroa at Taiaroa

1860s Barracouta drying at Otakou From fortification to conservation, students will look at how the use of Taiaroa Head has changed over time. more>>
Time: 2 hours
Age Focus: Years 4-8
Curriculum Area: Science (Level 2-4, LW – Achievement Objectives 1-4)
Cost: $4/person

Birds: A is for Albatross, B is for Bird

primary-birds Discover what makes a bird a bird and how the Royal Albatross is adapted for life at sea. more>>
Time: 1.5 hours
Age Focus: Years 1-3
Curriculum Area: Science (Level 1-2, LW – Achievement Objectives 1-4)
Cost: $4/person

Maori History: Pukekura Toroa

primary-maori Taiaroa Head, also known as Pukekura, is an important site to Kai Tahu. A wonderful opportunity to experience the Maori history of the area through stories and observations. more>>
Time: 2 hours
Age Focus: Years 2-6
Curriculum Area: Social Studies (Level 2-4), Maori
Cost: $4/person

Conservation: Save our Seabirds

The return of our famous albatross, Toroa Royal Albatross are only one of the attractions of Taiaroa Head. Breeding colonies of Shags, Royal Spoonbills, Little Blue Penguins and Fur Seals are just a few of the highlights. more>>
Time: 2 hours
Age Focus: Years 4-8
Curriculum Area: Science (Level 2-4, LW – Achievement Objectives 1-4)
Cost: $4/person

Science: Flight and Feathers

primary-flight Birds are finely tuned flying machines, with the wing and flight style suited perfectly to the environment in which they live. more>>
Time: 2 hours
Age Focus: Years 4-8
Curriculum Area: Science (Level 2-4, LW – Achievement Objectives 1-4)
Cost: $4/person

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