Year 11 – 13 Programmes

Extreme Natural Events Geography – NCEA L1

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Curriculum Link: Geography – NCEA L1
Suitable for: Year 11 students
Duration: 1 hours

Supports Achievement Standard: 91007

Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been changed by extreme natural events.

Focus: Volcanic eruptions – Mt Tarawera 1886
Setting: New Zealand

Students will be given introductory talk about extreme natural events focusing specifically on the 1886 Mt Tarawera eruption and the Rotorua landscape.
This will summarise the processes that produce volcanic eruptions, the sequence of events of that occurred during the eruption and how the environment was changed as a result.
Museum staff will highlight the effects the eruption had on people and the environment both short and long term and what may happen in the future.

Short film of Rotorua Stories available upon request. (Add extra 30 minutes to programme)

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Mr Way's House, Mouia. Tuttle & Co, Simpson & Co, Circa 1886. Collection of Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa

Mr Way\'s House, Mouia. Tuttle & Co, Simpson & Co, Circa 1886. Collection of Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa

Charles Blomfield. Mt Tarawera in Eruption June 10 1886. Chromolithograph of oil painting printed by A. D. Willis, Wanganui in 1886. Rotorua Museum

Charles Blomfield. Mt Tarawera in Eruption June 10 1886. Chromolithograph of oil painting printed by A. D. Willis, Wanganui in 1886. Rotorua Museum

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