Introduction

Kids Greening Taupō hosted a successful conservatgion event at the Waipahihi Botanical Gardens for young families.

Date:  18 May 2017

On Saturday 13 May Kids Greening Taupō hosted a successful conservation event at the Waipahihi Botanical Gardens for young families.

The event attracted around 30 local families for fun activities focused on increasing the habitat for invertebrates and knowledge on how important these critters are to our environment.

Kids were encouraged to get hands-on, hunting out insects and other invertebrates with wētā and beetles frequent finds alongside slaters and earthworms.

Graeme Robinson of the Botanical Gardens Society said it was great to have Kids Greening Taupō visit the gardens.

"The Society is keen to see the garden used for educational purposes such as this. To see the delight on these youngsters faces at finding all sorts of creepy critters is a great reward for the hours our volunteers spend maintaining these gardens."

The next event in the Kids Greening Taupō Conservation series is 'Birds with Full Tummies' which looks at native birds and their habitat, on Sunday 25 June.

To find out more visit the Kids Greening Taupō website

Contacts

Thea de Petris, Coordinator
Kids Greening Taupō
Email: thea@greeningtaupo.org.nz
Mobile: +64 27 412 7145

Rebecca O’Sullivan, Community Ranger
Department of Conservation Taupō
Email: rosullivan@doc.govt.nz |
Mobile: +64 27 542 8509
Phone: +64 7 376 2535

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