Virtual Fieldtrip into Tamatea Dusky Sound
We are excited to work with LearNZ and Department of Conservation to bring the Tamatea Dusky Sound Restoration Project into New Zealand classrooms to inspire kids to look after what they call home.
Our vision is for Tamatea/Dusky Sound to be one of the most intact ecosystems on Earth, and New Zealand's largest ‘bio bank’ – a source of endangered native species that can be sent to pest free locations throughout the country.
It's a big vision and it will need the next generation to be just as passionate about it as we are..
We're also running a competition for two kids and their guardians to join us onboard for this special fieldtrip.
Expedition Fiordland - Putting the ECO into ecosystem
14th - 19th of September 2020
What is it about ?
Your adventure in the deep south will connect you with the Tamatea vision and give you ideas on how you might work to restore an ecosystem near your place.
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JOIN Expedition Fiordland LIVE
Be one of two lucky kids to join us onboard Flightless with your guardian, mum or dad from the 14th - 19th of September 2020.. ex Te Anau including two helicopter flights to and from the vessel, all food and activities included.
T&C apply | Child age 10-16 | Competition runtime 1st - 31st of July 2020 | Winner by panel decision
How to enter
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Kids will get to learn about the wild and remote Fiordland coast, a place so geographically isolated, it is one of the least modified parts of mainland New Zealand. That place is Tamatea / Dusky Sound. It has a long and fascinating history: long ago Māori hunted and fished in the area and Captain Cook landed there in 1773; New Zealand's first conservation reserve was set up here in the late 18th century by our first conservation ranger, Richard Henry.
Not far from where you live will be a natural ecosystem. Is it a forest ecosystem, a grassland ecosystem or a marine ecosystem? You are also part of a human ecosystem: is yours a rural or urban ecosystem? Every ecosystem has living parts like plants and animals and nonliving parts such as weather, earth, water, sun, soil, climate and atmosphere.
On this field trip you will join a group working hard to help turn Tamatea / Dusky Sound into one of the most intact ecosystems on Earth. At the same time, you will help create a 'bio bank', a source of endangered native species that can be sent to pest free locations throughout New Zealand. Your adventure in the deep south will give you ideas on how you might work to restore an ecosystem near your place.
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