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Kids and family

BioBlitz 2017

Past Event
Offsite
FRI 24 MAR 10AM-11PM & SAT 25 MAR 7AM-4PM
FREE, SHED 2, CORBAN ESTATE ARTS CENTRE, HENDERSON

Photo by Tom Fraser, Landcare Research

Explore alongside scientists to search for and record all the species you can find in the day and in the dark at Henderson’s Opanuku Stream at Corban Estate. Put your findings under the microscope and learn about the wild and wonderful, desirable and undesirable, visible and invisible, secretive and shy species that dwell in the nooks and crannies in the green corridors of our city environment.

Please note BioBlitz will take place rain or shine. Our basecamp lab will provide shelter in the instance of rain. 
 
What to bring:
Pack for all weather conditions
Wear sturdy footwear 
Bring a torch for night tours
 
Please:
Be aware of bees
No dogs
Drugs and alcohol are not permitted
Please take your rubbish with you
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult 
 
BioBlitz is in partnership with TEMP festival, Project Twin Streams, Landcare Research and Auckland Council.
 
Supported by the Stout Trust managed by Perpetual Guardian and the Tennyson Charitable Trust managed by Public Trust.
 

Presentation schedule

Friday, 24 March

Time  Name Organisation Description  Duration 
11:00 Craig Bishop
(Senior Scientist for Environmental Monitoring and Evaluation Team (RIMU), Auckland Council) 
RIMU, Auckland Council  Hear Craig explain environmental monitoring in Auckland. 15 Minutes
13:00 Ruby Moore
(Collection Manager - Natural Sciences, Auckland Museum)  
Auckland Museum  FRI ONLY
Ruby from Auckland Musuem will give an overview of the freshwater ecology of the Opanuku Stream, and what has been found there previously (2006 BioBlitz, and from citizen science monitoring). How has the site changed, and what might we expect to find at the current BioBlitz?
30 Minutes
14:30 Craig Bishop  RIMU, Auckland Council  Hear Craig explain environmental monitoring in Auckland. 15 Minutes
16:00 Wilma Blom
(Curator Marine Invertebrates Auckland Museum)
 
Auckland Museum  What happens when mud meets water? What happens when freshwater meets saltwater? Join curator Wilma from Auckland Musuem in this interactive presentation. 30 Minutes
17:00 Craig Bishop  RIMU, Auckland Council  Hear Craig explain environmental monitoring in Auckland. 15 Minutes

Saturday, 25 March

Time  Name Organisation Description  Duration 
13:00 Wilma Blom  Auckland Museum  What happens when mud meets water? What happens when freshwater meets saltwater - interactive presentation 30 Minutes

Tour schedule

Friday, 24 March

Time  Facilitators Tour   Description 
10:30 Stéphane Boyer - Associate Professor  of Environmental and Animal Sciences - Unitec Institute of Technology   Earthworm Hunt Go hunting for earthworms, find out the different types of wriggly worms.
11:00 Chris Bindon & Tina Samelu Bird Counts Slow walk transect bird counts. A series of tours (hourly) aimed at discovering and identifying bird species, learning how to carry out a slow walk transect and how to record bird findings.
Matt Rayner Bird Watching  Bird Watching walks.
12:00 Chris Bindon & Tina Samelu Bird Counts Slow walk transect bird counts. A series of tours (hourly) aimed at discovering and identifying bird species, learning how to carry out a slow walk transect and how to record bird findings.
13:00 Chris Bindon & Tina Samelu Bird Counts Slow walk transect bird counts. A series of tours (hourly) aimed at discovering and identifying bird species, learning how to carry out a slow walk transect and how to record bird findings.
Matt Rayner Bird Watching  Bird Watching walks
14:00 Ewen Cameron How Plants disperse How plants disperse, fruit etc
Chris Bindon & Tina Samelu Bird Counts Slow walk transect bird counts. A series of tours (hourly) aimed at discovering and identifying bird species, learning how to carry out a slow walk transect and how to record bird findings.
15:00 Chris Bindon & Tina Samelu Bird Counts Slow walk transect bird counts. A series of tours (hourly) aimed at discovering and identifying bird species, learning how to carry out a slow walk transect and how to record bird findings.
Matt Rayner Bird Watching  Bird Watching walks
16:00 Chris Bindon & Tina Samelu Bird Counts Slow walk transect bird counts. A series of tours (hourly) aimed at discovering and identifying bird species, learning how to carry out a slow walk transect and how to record bird findings.
19:30 - 2030 ONLY  Chris Bindon & Tina Samelu Bat Walk  Bat walk at Corban Estate by the Opanuku Stream using a bat detector to detect nearby bat activity.
20:00 Grace Hall & Robert Hoare Spider and Moth Trapping  Spider and Moth Trapping 
John Early Insect Night Walk  Insect Night Walk 
21:00 John Early Insect Night Walk  Insect Night Walk 

Saturday, 25 March

Time  Facilitators Tour  Description 
8:00 Chris Bindon & Tina Samelu Bird Counts Slow walk transect bird counts. A series of tours (hourly) aimed at discovering and identifying bird species, learning how to carry out a slow walk transect and how to record bird findings.
9:00 Chris Bindon & Tina Samelu Bird Counts Slow walk transect bird counts. A series of tours (hourly) aimed at discovering and identifying bird species, learning how to carry out a slow walk transect and how to record bird findings.
10:00 Chris Bindon & Tina Samelu Bird Counts Slow walk transect bird counts. A series of tours (hourly) aimed at discovering and identifying bird species, learning how to carry out a slow walk transect and how to record bird findings.
Grace Hall & Robert Hoare Spider & Moth trapping  Day walks to look at all invertebrates
11:00 Chris Bindon & Tina Samelu Bird Counts Slow walk transect bird counts. A series of tours (hourly) aimed at discovering and identifying bird species, learning how to carry out a slow walk transect and how to record bird findings.
Maj Padamsee Fungal Walk Fungal walk (if it has rained in the previous week)
Paul Woodard  Native Freshwater Fish  Native freshwater fish 
Matt Rayner Bird Watching  Bird Watching walks
11:30 Ewen Cameron  How Plants disperse  How plants disperse, fruits etc
12:00 Chris Bindon & Tina Samelu Bird Counts Slow walk transect bird counts. A series of tours (hourly) aimed at discovering and identifying bird species, learning how to carry out a slow walk transect and how to record bird findings.
12:30 Ruby Moore Stream Sampling  Freshwater Stream Sampling using a hand net. 
1:00 Chris Bindon & Tina Samelu Bird Counts Slow walk transect bird counts. A series of tours (hourly) aimed at discovering and identifying bird species, learning how to carry out a slow walk transect and how to record bird findings.
Matt Rayner Bird Watching  Bird Watching walks
1:30 John Early  Insect Walk  Insect walk 
2:30 Matt Rayner Bird Watching  Bird Watching walks