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Kids Greening Taupō events provide fun and easy activities teaching children about conservation which can also be done at home.

Date:  15 June 2017

Creating a bird’s nest and building bird feeders are two activities for the next Kids Greening Taupō conservation events.

Fun easy activities teaching children about conservation is the aim of the Kids Greening Taupō  Conservation Event Series for young families.

The next event in the series is being held on the Sunday June 25 from 12 pm to 2 pm, at the Memorial Lawn in the Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, focusing on activities about our birds, ideal for the young families.

Kids Greening Taupō conservation event.
Kids Greening Taupō conservation event 

The easy activities - which can also be done at home - will include exploring New Zealand’s birds, how important the environment is for their survival and arts and crafts including making birds nest and having a go at making a bird feeder. 

Kids Greening Taupō, the school based programme with five local education centres is responding to community requests from others eager to get involved.

“Our first event was fantastic with great attendance from local families”, says an excited Thea de Petris Kids Greening Taupō co-ordinator. “Seeing kids having fun outdoors in nature is exactly what we wanted to achieve with this series and what we aspire to do again with our upcoming event”.

DOC community ranger Rebecca O’Sullivan says by encouraging the next generation to enjoy and protect our environment like Kids Greening Taupō is, we are helping to set New Zealand up for a bright future.

To find out more see Kids Greening Taupō


Thea de Petris, Co-ordinator Kids Greening Taupō
Mobile: + 64 27 412 7145

Rebecca O’Sullivan, Community Ranger - Department of Conservation Taupō
Phone: + 64 7 376 2535
Mobile: +64 27 542 8509

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