DOWNLOADABLE POWERPOINT - Common New Zealand earthworms - Although earthworms have many common characteristics, species differ widely in their size, skin colour and the roles they play in the soil ecosystem. Use the Common New Zealand earthworms PowerPoint to learn more about introduced and native earthworms.
DOWNLOADABLE POWERPOINT - New Zealand butterfly families - Butterflies are categorised into 5 families – Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae, Riodinidae and Lycaenidae. In New Zealand, our butterfly species fall into 3 of these families, while 2 families are not represented.
DOWNLOADABLE POWERPOINT - Endemic, native or introduced? Birds are categorised as endemic, native or introduced. This PowerPoint presentation gives examples of some of the different types of birds we have in New Zealand.
DOWNLOADABLE POWERPOINT - New Zealand native butterflies - Big, bold butterflies like the monarch are easy to spot. If you want to see some of our natives, careful observation is the key. Use the New Zealand native butterflies PowerPoint to learn more about native butterfly habits and behaviour, then go butterfly hunting!
DOWNLOADABLE POWERPOINT - Methods of predator control - Due to introduced mammalian predators, New Zealand has long been involved in conservation efforts to protect our threatened species. There are many methods of predator control currently used in New Zealand, all of which have positive and negative aspects. The PowerPoint presentation attached allows students to consider some of the pros and cons of various methods of predator control.