and Culture Tour
Environmental studies, geography
All year round
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About the tour
New Zealand is one of the most beautifully preserved countries in the world. Due to its long isolation from other landmasses, New Zealand provides an abundance of experiential learning opportunities through its rich biodiversity, immense national parks, unique geography, wildlife and dynamic Maori culture. Students will learn outdoors and on location about glaciers, geothermal springs and earthquakes. Then, explore its diverse ecology and learn from scientists about climate change through project-based activities that develop critical thinking. New Zealand is a safe, friendly and accessible location due to its modern infrastructure, making it an excellent destination for school groups.
Explore Mt. Cook and visit ancient glaciers to observe and discuss the effects of global warming.
Walk one of the top day treks in the world - the Tongariro Crossing.( Applicable for all ages )
Delve into the rich history of New Zealand and Maori culture, eat food prepared in a hangi and learn the famous haka.
Explore boiling mud pools, steaming vents and the volcanic rocks of the Thermal Explorer Highway.
Enjoy lectures from New Zealand's leading conservation groups, and meet with tourism leaders to discuss a wide range of subjects.
Learn how volcanic eruptions and glaciers shaped the land and explore how its people are rebuilding a city.
Perform quantitative analysis of spa and thermal pool water samples.
Participate in conservation projects and learn about eco-tourism.