Conservation Day at the Maunga (Loving our backyard)

21 Oct 17
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Conservation Week is a great time to focus on what we can do to help protect and nurture our environment. (and our unique and amazing wildlife). As guardians of a 20,000-year-old volcano and in our role of educator, we are working with the team at Department of Conservation (DOC) to educate and take action in our own (and your own backyard). Come for an hour...come for the day...explore, learn, create and do! Make a difference in your own backyard!

Conservation Week is a great time to focus on what we can do to help protect and nurture our environment. (and our unique and amazing wildlife).   As guardians of a 20,000-year-old volcano and in our role of educator, we are working with the team at Department of Conservation (DOC) to help educate and take action in our own (and your own backyard).

A fabulous day out with lots to do....so come on down!!!!  Everyone welcome.

Open from 10am - 4pm

$10 for participating children, no charge for accompanying adults.

Drop in at anytime through the day.

Experience:

  • Can you identify the footprints?
  • Search for the hidden “mice” in our whare?
  • Lots of colouring-in, crosswords and more

 

Create:

  • Build your own footprint tunnel – and then put it into action at your place.  DOC Rangers will be on hand to help you make your own tracking tunnel and learn how to identify pests in your backyard
  • Make your own native animal mask
  • Make your own badge – pronouncing your commitment to your place!

 

Discover:

  • How do rat traps work (demonstrations)?
  • Friend or foe – do you know? (search and find game)

 

Conservation Week is 14-22 October and this year DOC wants people to convert their love of nature into action.

“We know the vast majority of New Zealanders (85%*) rate conservation as important to them personally, yet still only about one in ten have actively helped on a conservation project,” says Malcolm.

“Our predator-free vision of ridding the country of rats, stoats and possums by 2050 starts in your own backyard.  It’s great to see momentum gathering as more communities’ band together to make their own areas predator free.”

Let’s convert our love of nature into learning and action!

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