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Avonside School Science Camp

During the April school holidays we had the pleasure of hosting a team of year 12 & 13 students and their teachers from Avonside Girls' High School. The great energy of the group, and the ‘can-do’ attitude helped make the most of this Ecology in Action school camp. We explored the forests, streams, and the intertidal zone; we brainstormed and shared what sustainability can look like. Students went on a mission to detect long-tailed bats, collected and identified stream invertebrates, and lea...

May 31, 2021

First Science Taster Programme a winner!

EcoQuest enjoyed the last working week of 2020 hosting our field ecology program for senior high school students. Our first Experience Ecology in Action summer program brought year 12 and 13 students from three schools (Manurewa College, Hauraki Plains and St. Pauls Collegiate) to our field centre in Whakatiwai.  It was a huge success, and both students and lecturers thoroughly enjoyed the week. It was great to have our field centre filled with curious minds once again. The students lo...

January 26, 2021

Kayak Bird Survey

Just over a week ago, our Ecology team took on an exciting new endeavour in the North Island: surveying birds from tandem kayaks in the northern Tauranga harbour.  This was a great success. In just 5 days we surveyed over 30 km of coast. The perspective from the kayaks enabled some close encounters. Over 2500 birds from 46 species were recorded (we’re still entering the data!). This was an incredible activity to get to know the area.  We are hugely thankful to Dr. Pete and Project Pa...

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