Year 9 Primary Industries

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Students will explore what are the primary industries in New Zealand. They will get an opportunity to grow their own produce in the school garden (māra kai); they will also get involved in beekeeping and we will look at what products are created from apiaries. They will also be looking at pest control in the urban and wider environment. They will also visit a local conservation trust at Bream Head and look at the work that volunteers do to make it a success.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Working with others.
  • Garden planting and maintenance.
  • Self management in a safe environment.
  • Apiculture (beekeeping) tasks.
  • Planning and organising.
  • Riparian and revegetation planting.
  • Practical hands-on learning, be prepared to get your hands dirty.
  • Urban and rural pest management techniques and why we need to do this.

Year Levels/Departments:

Year 9, Science

Resources Required

1 x 1E5 or 1B5 Exercise book