We provide Professional Learning Development (PLD) for teachers and specialise in field-based professional development.
Work directly with real scientists or people who made a career in the scientific community!
You have a choice to work with specialised scientists and science communicators who spent their careers in the scientific community.
Every one of us will be delighted to provide you with complementary information to what you already have, and tailor it to your needs.
The places we go
The things we do
The plans we hope for
The Ministry of Education funds teacher professional learning through its Regionally Allocated PLD initiative. MoE has some priorities eg STEM, Local Curriculum Design, and mātauranga Māori.
Successful applications can be for a few hours to support an individual, up to 80 hours to support a department, 200 hours for a school, or even 500 hours to support a cluster of schools.
These hours can be used in classroom settings with all of your class or on field trips with your class. They can also be used one on one with teachers. In addition to being available during standard school hours, Field-Based STEM is available after school, on weekends, and on holidays.
Check out some of our outdoor science adventures. Field Based STEM facilitators are all passionate and experienced field workers.
Some have spent their working lives in Crown Entities such as GNS, others are experienced teachers with huge experiences leading EOTC, and some have combined their working lives in education and the scientific community. At Field Based STEM, we are proud to claim that every one of our facilitators can provide unrivaled field based experiences.
This is a story about pillows but not your usual feathery ones, these pillows are made of basalt, deep underwater. The Matakitaki-a-Kupe has these basalt pillow lava formations in questions and we are taking a trek with teachers from St/ Theresa’s Primary School to look at them.
Learn about the story of a conglomerate discovered by Pirinoa School students and their teacher.
MoE funded PLD at Kahutara Primary School with Field Based STEM PLD Facilitator, Dr. Chris Hollis who specialises in palaeontology and climate change, and has helped establish several field based learning initiatives with schools and iwi groups.