On March 28, 36 Waikanae students (years 5-8) came to Nga Manu Nature Reserve for a game play-off. We had four teams (forest, sea, settlement, extinct). It took 4 rounds for the forest team to win! Photo shows one – of the many – trades.
In between playing there was eel feeding, walking the bush, and seeing the birds. The new education centre at Nga Manu was a fabulous place for us to be. It was a buzz!
At the Mahara gallery, we have a Native Habitats project underway. Bringing together the arts and conservation, this is sponsored by the Phillip Family Foundation.
Year 5 and 6 students from Kapanui and Waikanae Schools have been coming to the gallery to play the game, write poetry, and create artwork.
The gallery will show all the artwork and the poetry that the students produce in a show Native Habitats: Waikanae Children’s creations. These works will then be gifted to the Nga Manu Wildlife centre for display in their new education suite.
Meanwhile we’re planning a inter-schools play-off of the game at the education centre on 28 March
We had a fabulous evening with friends at the Mahara Gallery. Launched the game. Opened Morgan’s exhibition of illustrations for the game (he did 75!). And Sasana played (Morgan is the centre musician).