Monday 18 July: PESTS
Explore the world of ‘pests’ both inside and outside of the sanctuary fence. Discover which pest animals cause the most damage to our native birds and forests and make your own tracking tunnel to investigate what might be living in your garden at home.
Tuesday 19 July: FLAX WEAVING AND RONGOĀ
Join us for a fascinating look at the many uses of flax and work on a flax weaving project of your own. The afternoon will be spent in the valley discovering more about our amazing native plants and trying our hand at making different teas.
Wednesday 20 July: BIRDS
The ZEALANDIA valley is home to many different birds. Today we will take a closer look at how birds are adapted to different habitats by looking at skulls, video clips and observing how they live and feed in the sanctuary. Help some of our smaller birds through the winter months by making a bird seed feeder to take home.
Thursday 21 July: TREASURES OF THE VALLEY
Join us at ZEALANDIA for treasure and scavenger hunts to explore the history and wildlife of the valley. Use a map to find answers to clues and use your senses to make your scavenger collection in the afternoon.
Friday 22 July: PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART
For all you keen photographers out there, bring your camera or i-Pad and spend the morning in the valley taking photos of whatever inspires you, whether it be birds, insects, plants or landscapes. Your favourite photo will be printed for you to mount and give as a gift. Get creative in the afternoon with clay to make your favourite animal or experiment with leaf prints.