Auckland Museum is marking World Water Monitoring Day and Conservation Week by taking a close look at what’s in Auckland’s water.
In conjunction with Wai Care & Landcare, Auckland Museum is inviting visitors to find out everything they ever wanted to know about our water but were afraid to ask.
Water from our region will be examined and tested by scientists with the results shared firsthand with museum visitors.
Participants in the museum’s free World Water Monitoring Day event can even have a go at ‘dipping’ for water at the site of Auckland’s first water source – the Domain ponds and streams.
Auckland Museum’s team of curators will also be on hand to reveal the diversity of plant and marine life living in our waterways.
Join the museum for a day of discovery and decide whether New Zealand’s water deserves the “100% pure” label.
The museum’s international exhibition AQUA, co-created by ONE DROP and the makers of Cirque du Soleil, will also be running shows every half-hour throughout Sunday. (AQUA tickets: Adults $15 Children $5)
World Water Monitoring Day
Sunday, September 18
10am – 3pm
Auckland Museum (Southern Entrance)
10am – 3pm
Discover freshwater life in Auckland Museum’s Atrium
Drop in to find out more about what’s in our water with a team of experts from Auckland Museum, Landcare and Wai Care. Discover the amazing plants and animals that call the museum pond and stream their home with Auckland Museum research manager Tom Trnski, curator botany Ewen Cameron, curator marine invertebrates Wilma Blom, Landcare Research’s Stephen Moore and Wai Care co-ordinator Taryn Pearce.
10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm
Mini-field trips to the Auckland Domain’s duck ponds and stream
Come and investigate the life in our museum pond and stream. Help bring back the samples to the museum’s Atrium to explore what plants and animals have been found with our experts. Book at the atrium desk – limited spots available, adults must accompany children (minimum age for children is 6 years).
10am – 3pm
What’s in our Water? giant art project in Auckland Museum’s Blue Room
Join in our giant art project and add your creation to our wall. Find out what sort of things can be found local waterways, then colour them in and add them to our wall for others to admire.
For more information or to arrange an interview with Auckland Museum curators please contact:
021 899 062