Living Heritage image.

Primary Sources: Interviews
Rosie Hutchinson, Education Coordinator, Kaipatiki Project, Birkdale, North Shore City
Marjorie Mumme of Birkdale, long-time resident and campaigner for improved legislation regarding removal of invasive mangroves 
Local families living beside the mangrove forests of Shoal Bay, Waitemata Harbour

Secondary Sources
J. D. Integrated Units:  “ Mangroves: Forests of the Harbour.” DVD
 “ Picture Set and Teacher’s Notes.” CD
Darby, M.: “The Mangrove Community”,  School Journal, Part 4, Number 1, Ministry of Education,1985
Gibbison, S.: “Seeds that Wear Life Jackets”, School Journal, Part 1, Number 5, Ministry of Education, 2003
Neill, J.: “Nga Manawa”, School Journal, Part 1, Number 5, Ministry of Education, 2003
Innes, A.: “The Secret Life of Estuaries”, Connected 3, Learning Media, 2006
Leyden, M: “New Zealand’s Coastal Environment”, Michael Leyden Publications, 2004
Donnell, H.: “Mangroves – they must go”, North Shore Times, November 27, 2007
Gregory, A.: “New plans for mangrove control”, The New Zealand Herald, November 18, 2007

Curriculum Links
Science:  Making Sense of the Living World –Level 3
Ecology:   We looked at how the mangrove adapted to living in the salty, sheltered tidal zone and the impact that changes in land use had had on its population.
The Key Competencies underpinned what we did.
Thinking: We were creative, solved problems and constructed our own knowledge.
Using language, symbols and texts:  We communicated our ideas clearly using appropriate technologies.
Managing self: We learnt persistence and to believe in our abilities.
Relating to others:  We practised active listening and shared points of view.
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