BEACH Module 5: Weather & Tides
6 LESSONS: LEVEL 4
This module provides information about weather, climate, tides, and changing sea levels. Students also look into the effects of global warming and climate change.
Matariki is a Māori name for a star cluster which appears in the early morning sky in New Zealand during the mid-winter months. Historically, these stars were closely tied to planting, harvesting and hunting. If the stars appeared clear and bright, it signified an abundant season ahead. Fishing and planting food by the way of the moon, the tides, and the elements is still common today.
Water Skills For Life Beach
Water Skills For Life Beach incorporates all the learnings from the foundation programme, Water Skills for Life, with in-depth learning around beach/rocky foreshore recreation and water safety. Taught in the classroom and at the beach, the programme:
- Explores and promotes opportunities for students to learn water safety knowledge and skills relevant to their local open water environments; and
- Identifies and supports expert organisations best placed to provide open water environments skills training.