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Meet Shelley the LEARNZ Field Trip Teacher


I am a field trip teacher with LEARNZ.

Job Description

I organise Geography and Science trips to a variety of places throughout New Zealand and Antarctica.

Each field trip has its own website explaining where we are going and what we hope to see. Background reading pages give helpful supporting information and are linked to the curriculum. I am happy to make videos, take photos and organise audioconferences with experts about anything related to your classroom programme.

There are also activities associated with the background pages to assist your students learning.Please don't hesitate to share any ideas that you may have that can help us to improve the programme.

On location, I am lucky enough to get to work with experts and we talk live to schools during audioconferences. You and your class can get to feel part of the journey by reading my daily diary, which is posted each evening. From the comfort of your own classroom you can also experience new images and videos, which are updated daily during the field trip.

Job Experience

I taught for ten years, mostly at intermediate schools where I was in charge of science and outdoor education, and have been working for LEARNZ since 2009.

Favourite Part of the Job

Exploring amazing places in New Zealand and Antarctica and meeting interesting experts out in the field.


Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education (Otago), Diploma of Teaching.

Interests Outside of Work

I love anything that involves the outdoors and a bit of exercise. I enjoy climbing, ski touring, trail running and travel. I am keen to learn more about our environment and how we can protect it for future generations.