Video chat with our experts

Live chat with Te Papa’s subject experts, direct from your classroom.

Live chat with Te Papa’s subject experts, direct from your classroom. Our video conference chats are interactive, stimulating, and fun!

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Awesome Forces
Invertebrates: You spineless things!
Bookings and set-up

Awesome Forces

Suitable for: Years 4–8 
When: Tuesdays at 10am (booking essential)
Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free

Live chat with our educators to hear about the latest earthquake and volcano activity, including the Canterbury earthquakes and the rediscovery of the Pink and White Terraces. Learn about plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, and fault lines.

Essential reading:

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Invertebrates: You spineless things!

Suitable for: Years 4–8 
When: Tuesdays at 10am (booking essential)
Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free

Live chat with our educators to discover the amazing world of invertebrates, including wētā and colossal squid. Learn about different spineless species and find out why each one is special.

Essential reading:

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Booking and set-up

Minimum notice: Two weeks

You will need:

  • a computer with a webcam and microphone connected (unless using a conference unit)
  • one of the following:
    • Skype
    • FaceMe – a browser-based application
    • a video conference unit, eg, Polycom or Tandberg.

Contact us to book

We’re happy to provide advice to help you set up your video conference. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and book.

Education Coordinator
Email: reservations@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: (04) 381 7443