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Canvastown School House plants

Canvastown kids explore their Living Landscape

The kids at Canvastown School have been fully absorbed in discovering what creatures live in the school’s wild places this year. They have poked under logs and in tree-stumps, crawled through long grass, shaken the branches of trees and picked through the edible gardens, seeking out all manner of living things. They used the Living Landscapes kit to take a closer look at the birds, bugs, plants and fungi, finding names for them and learning about their interesting habits.  Angela visited and helped them with some activities from Tiro One One - our Marlborough living landscapes resource.

We flipped over a tree trunk and found heaps of insects on the bottom. - Finn Wendy from...

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Predator Free Schools funding

Become a Predator Free School

Applications to become a Predator Free School are open from 23 September - 20 October 2019. If you are selected as a Predator Free School, your class will receive:a ‘starter pack’ which includes monitoring equipment to enable students to investigate and identify any introduced predators living on their school grounds or local green space relevant teaching resources to support outdoor investigations and learning in class a budget of up to $500 for traps and outcome-focused items such as wētā houses, lizard gardens and bird feeders.Students will be encouraged to monitor the variety of native species that live in their community and what can be done to help them, detect what predators are in their school...

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Sustainable Action Ideas

Sustainable Action Ideas | Term 3 2019

Looking for some ideas or inspiration for teaching in Term 3?  Take a look at our list of ideas - there's something for everyone!Tracking tunnels & traps: DOC have confirmed 2019 as the biggest mast event in 40 years.  The rats, mice and mustelids are fat and breeding prolifically.  It’s the perfect time to track what is living in or around your school, set up a trapline, or visit a local trapping programme. Take a look at our ‘Animal Pests’ resources here, and look at this workshop that DOC is running later this term for beginner trappers. In the garden: it’s a good term for learning about the soil and worms!  Visit...

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Top of the South Trapping Workshop

Top of the South Trapping Workshop

Come to this workshop to learn all that you need to know to get involved in predator trapping, or to extend your trapping knowledge. The workshop is on Sunday 22 September at the Port Marlborough Pavilion at Endeavour Park, hosted by DOC, Picton Dawn Chorus and Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary.  It's free to attend the workshop, or $10 including a field trip to Kaipupu Point in the afternoon.  Please RSVP to Wendy Sullivan  and let her know which session you would like to attend, and if you will go on the field trip. For more details go to facebook/marlborough conservation events, or Eventfinda. ...

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Caretakers trip to Kaipupu Point

Caretakers get together

This year the team from Waikawa Bay School hosted the annual caretakers get together - with a surprise! The school had arranged for the caretakers to travel by boat to see the Kaipupu Point trapping programme.  Rachel Russell from Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary gave a bit of background about the project, and then the caretakers walked up the hill to see a variety of traps and the spectacular view.  Waikawa Bay School is part of the Picton Dawn Chorus predator trapping programme, and wanted to show other schools why they were involved in predator trapping.We returned to the school for a delicious lunch and then the students proudly showed off their trap line that runs...

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Linkwater School

Linkwater School builds predator traps

An enthusiastic group of student carpenters at Linkwater School took action to help their local living landscape this week, by building wooden boxes that will house predator traps.  The students learnt all about how the traps work, and the special design that means that the traps are ideal for catching target predators like rats and stoats, but not pet cats and dogs, or native birds.  The project was part of the amazing Kiwi Can programme, and was all about showing respect to the local community, by making the environment safer for our precious native species.  The next step is for the students to take the traps home and record what they catch.  We look forward...

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