Community/Education

Rock wren poster by Makarora School following on from previous biodiversity workshop

The Aspiring Biodiversity Trust has developed a community engagement and  educational awareness raising strategy for indigenous biodiversity of the Makarora Catchment. An example of this for braided river birds can be found here Makarora Flock. The strategy includes the promotion of Environmental Accreditation (bronze, silver, gold) under the BRaid scheme for involvement and promotion of braided river bird restoration programmes on the Makarora River. We are pleased to be working in collaboration with Wilkin River Jets on this initiative.

Patsy at Wilkin River Jets Head Office, Makarora

Educational events during 2017-2019 have included science communication from “ridge to river” with Makarora and Haast School, braided river and forest biodiversity workshops at Makarora in collaboration with A Rocha and Scripture Union school groups (featured below). ABT have also been involved in biodiversity education programmes with Enviroschools and One Day School.

Predator control on the Makarora River
Discussions around invasive mammal predator control
“Tuning in” to the forest biodiversity (fauna and flora)
Whio poster by Makarora School following on from previous biodiversity workshop