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)
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
The amazing properties of kawkawa – Tehei Taiao, Te Amokura Productions