Virtual field trips are running to Auckland’s Waterview Connection tunnel project. New Zealand school students can learn more about this large scale roading project designed to complete Auckland's Western Ring Route. Keep up with progress by Alice the Tunnel Boring Machine. Here are links to supporting material, including videos and images from the projects.
Students from Auckland’s Rutherford College and Green Bay High School won prizes in a special engineering-based challenge related to New Zealand’s largest roading project, the Waterview Connection. The event was one part of the Waterview Connection: A Learning Pathways Challenge, an initiative by the Ministry of Education and the Tertiary Education Commission to encourage more secondary students to consider engineering-related careers and to choose the required subjects in their senior…
July 15 Teachers at a girls’ secondary school talk about support for learning and career pathways related to engineering. Now, students will learn about how engineers work on the Waterview Connection motorway project.
Year 10 students will find out about engineering careers through learning experiences based around New Zealand’s most complicated roading project, the Waterview Connection. The educational initiative is called The Waterview Connection: A Learning Pathways Challenge. The Learning Pathway Challenge encourages secondary students from invited schools to learn how engineers at Waterview go about their work. School-based learning and visits lead to a challenge event for students on September 4.
The Waterview Connection project is one of the most important infrastructure developments ever to take place in New Zealand. Completing a motorway ring route around the city, it will unlock Auckland’s potential to become a truly world class city.
July 17 2015. Secondary school teachers involved in an engineering education initiative based around the Waterview Connection discuss the opportunity it represents. Secondary teachers say Year 10 is an important stage for students thinking about subject choice and possible career pathways, making a new education initiative timely. The teachers were speaking at the launch of the Waterview Connection: A Learning Pathways Challenge, which is open to invited schools.
Urban design map north, showing the Great North Road Interchange, where Dennis the self-launching gantry is building four new ramps. Find out more during the virtual field trip for schools running from August 4 at Learnz.org.nz.