Andrew the LEARNZ field trip teacher introduces the "Tūhura Ahuahu - cultural and ecological stories from Great Mercury Island" virtual field trip.
Our understanding of the settlement of Aotearoa New Zealand is developing and becoming clearer as archaeological sites unveil their secrets. Nowhere is this more evident than on Ahuahu Great Mercury Island. Recent excavations are telling new stories of ancestors of modern Maori; their origins in Polynesia, their voyages, lives and lore.
During this field trip you will explore Ahuahu Great Mercury Island, visit and interpret archaeological sites including middens, stand on the spot in Mercury Bay where Iwi and Cook met in 1769, get up close to native wildlife and find out how they are inter-connected, count wildlife to see how their numbers are increasing, and interpret wildlife data collected over many years for Ahuahu.
More info at rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=ahuahu193