Year 11 – 13 Programmes
Tarawera Extreme Natural EventsAlways on
Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been changed by extreme natural events.
Focus: Volcanic Eruptions
Students will be given an 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 that occurred during the Tarawera eruption and how the environment was changed as a result.
Staff will talk about the effects the eruption had on people and the environment, both short and long term, and what may happen to the mountain in the future.
Students will then partake in hands-on and inquiry based activities involving rocks and historic images from the museum collection.