In this virtual session we will explore the wonders of one of Aotearoa’s most biodiverse yet forgotten habitats, the Wetlands. With examples from our backyard and around the zoo, students will appreciate the importance of wetland spaces and learn about some of their key inhabitants. We will also take a closer look at the life cycle of an eel and ongoing threats to the biome, such as whitebait (īnanga) fisheries.
Students will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and brainstorm ways to practice kaitiakitanga, not only for wetlands but also the wider environment.
This session is suited to classes who are learning about, or want to learn more about, local conservation issues, endemic species, habitats and adaptations, biodiversity, life cycles and water.