To develop a "Living Laboratory" that focuses on both learning and research as practised by Dr Leonard Cockayne (1885 - ).

Key Actions

  1. Develop partnerships with:
    • Other government organisations (for example Environment Canterbury, Department of Conservation, Ministry of Fisheries, Fish and Games Council)
    • Iwi
    • Research institutions (for example Landcare Research, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research - NIWA)
    • Tertiary institutions (for example Lincoln and Canterbury Universities, Christchurch Polytechnic, Christchurch College of Education)
    • Schools and young peoples organisations
    • Community groups and volunteers
  2. Establish an inclusive working party to oversee the development and implementation of a research and learning programme.
  3. Develop an on-site research centre through the acquisition and development of a building that can provide:
    • Laboratory suitable for analysis of results
    • Facilities for class and student visits
    • Library
    • Interpretation facilities
    • Plant nursery
  4. Develop a common accessible source of information that contains electronic databases of information and a geographic information system (GIS) that is regularly updated.
  5. Develop a website that:
    • Promotes the Living Laboratory, its concept and how to get involved
    • Provides easy access to data and reports
    • Provides on-line learning activities for students prior to, and after, visiting the Styx area
    • Promotes student projects, thoughts and ideas
    • Encourages enquiry and discussion
  6. Develop joint projects with communities in other areas to compare and contrast the Styx River and its environs with other ecosystems.
  Date   2008  © Styx Living Laboratory Trust
Graeme Worner Royal Society Teacher Fellow (2008)
© Styx Living Laboratory Trust

Date  2008

23, June 2009