Educational conservation resources for yourself, your whānau and kura.
Emjoy educational resources for parents, teachers, care-givers and wider whānau to explore before and after a visit to Pūkaha.
These resources aim to engage tamariki in key conservation actions and show how we can all take action for nature in our own backyards. Designed to suit a range of age groups and a variety of interests, we hope these activities will inspire young nature lovers.
Mapping the Tuatara genome restores 250 million years of evolution – Nature, 7 August 2020
The Pūkaha Forest & the Night Sky – (3pgs, pdf Wairarapa Sky & Pūkaha)
Ngā Whetu O Matariki – learn about the nine stars of Matariki (3pgs, pdf)
Tuna Kuwharuwharu – facts, threats, and how to help. (25 pgs, pdf)
Our oldest inhabitants: Tuatara
5 Native Plants Used In Māori Medicine
What’s In Your Garden: Tītipounamu
Download, print and play!
Build your own long-tailed bat! KCC template
NZ Garden Bird Survey – 16 downloadable bird outlines to print and colour
Pūkaha worksheets: kākā, kōkako, takahē (6 pgs, pdf)
Arbor Day, 2020 Why do you think trees are important? #Be with a tree, KCC native leaves activity sheet
KCC Be with a tree A4 activity poster, pdf
Native bird egg challenge – name the birds that these eggs belong to. Hint: some birds have more than one egg. Answer below.
How to Create a Lizard Friendly Garden
Nature activities for families at home
40 Ka Pai Things to do Outside
Takahē Awareness Month activities
The amazing properties of kawkawa – Tehei Taiao, Te Amokura Productions
NZ Garden Bird Survey – Where do birds feed?
How big is that bird?
Effect of light pollution on wildlife
Backyard biodiversity video – the nocturnal world
How to attract native birds into your garden
How to make a simple wētā hotel
Backyard biodiversity video – how to build a bug whare