Every school holidays we try to organise conservation trips to Pōhatu for young people from 8 -15 years old.
We get our hands dirty with action based conservation days, from planting native trees, track building, weed control, building nest boxes, predator control, monitoring and colony maintenance. We make it a fun time, learning as we go and sharing with the kids our knowledge, birdwatching, plant identification, regenerative farming, fresh water testing, fun stories, games and end the day with a bit of beach art in the blue heart of the wildside - Pōhatu Marine Reserve.
Pōhatu is the perfect outdoor learning space for young minds, seeing how everything is connected from the land to the sea and that people can live and have livelihoods while protecting the natural environment. Being part of it, not apart from it.
Our goal is to inspire the kids to love the natural environment, take pride in conservation and advocate for our taonga species that need a helping hand.
The kids leave us knowing they are Kororā Kaitiaki.
We change up our programme depending on weather conditions. Most of the time is outside work but if the weather is nasty, we have exciting indoor conservation based learning activities - with board games, art and crafts and stories.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we announce dates.
$15 per child, reserve your child seat now, places are limited.
$35 per child for children over 15 years old to join a sea-kayaking safari.
Call Joey on 0210 866 2140 or email her at email@example.com
Sponsored by Pōhatu Penguins.