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Peripatus Schools exhibit at Wild Dunedin

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Date and time

Sun 28 April

Location

Woodhaugh Gardens, Dunedin

Cost

Free

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A free family fun event showcasing fun ways to get involved in conservation with activities from different organisations to earn a Wild Dunedin Toyota Kiwi Guardians medal.

The Peripatus Schools Project will focus on bug habitats - encouraging children to search for bugs and how to build a bug hotel at home. The team will show their research techniques, display their artwork, and launch the flyers created by the children on Building Bug Hotels.

Community groups involved in the Wild Dunedin expo include:

  • Town Belt Kaitiaki - encouraging children to contribute to the creation of a bug motel that will stay in Woodhaugh Gardens

  • PekaPeka Bird Feeders - designers Tahu and Harvey will show what makes their bird feeder so safe for native birds and talk about feeding native birds in your home garden.

  • Keep Dunedin Beautiful - Alison will focus on recycling and rubbish sorting

  • Lead the Way - Margie is the dog advocate and will talk to dog owners from the Traverse about becoming wildlife certified.  They will also have Sandy the sea lion there to aid advocacy.  Dogs can be left here for parking up while owners enjoy the expo.

  • Toitu - Sara will oversee 'Actors in the Park' - secondary school students will dress in historic clothing offering tales and fun facts about old Dunedin

  • Otago Regional Council - Shayde will look after 'Only Drain Rain'  where people can learn how their actions can impact on water quality

  • Dunedin City Council - Jun's stall will survey Town Belt perspectives

  • One Billion Trees - Paul Pope's stall is advertising the project

  • Wild Dunedin and Presbyterian Support - Find volunteers pushing a supermarket trolley filled up with net vegetable and fruit bags to giveaway - making a change everytime you shop!

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Event details

Date and time

Sun 28 April

Location

Woodhaugh Gardens, Dunedin

Cost

Free

Find out more