Conservation Week in the Wairarapa
Take a moment to celebrate and enjoy nature this Conservation Week 4–12 September 2021.
When Papatūānuku thrives, we all thrive.
So take a moment for nature, give your mind a break and feel connected to the world. It can be as simple as stopping to listen to birdsong, walking with the whānau or finding a fun online conservation activity to try.
Whatever you choose, make sure you take the time to unwind in nature this Conservation Week.
Here in the Wairarapa, we had a jam packed programme of amazing in-person events planned to celebrate Conservation Week, which have been put on hold for now. We’ll look at running some of these events later in the year.
The good news is, there’s still plenty of ways you can connect with nature at home or in your local neighborhood no matter the COVID-19 Alert Level is. Check out the Conservation Week Wairarapa Photo Competition below and links to other activities you can do at home.
Wairarapa Photo Competition
Nature can be enjoyed no matter what level it is. Record your precious moments outdoors this Conservation Week, share it in the comments on our pinned Facebook post and be in to win!
Conservation Week Activities
Find and answer the 10 questions hidden on the Department of Conservation website – each one you answer increases your chance to win!
It’s easy to contribute to conservation research with these citizen science projects.
Make some chew cards to find out what’s living in your garden.
Easy, practical activities for getting outdoors with your family and spending time in nature while at home.
Forest and Bird’s Kiwi Conservation Club have a tonne of fun conservation activities you can do with your kids at home – from puzzles and games to scavenger hunts and guides for making your own tracking tunnels and traps!
Conservation Week in the Wairarapa is supported by:
Wairarapa Pūkaha to Kawakawa Alliance | Department of Conservation – Masterton Office | Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre | Masterton District Council | Carterton District Council | South Wairarapa District Council | Greater Wellington Regional Council | Enviroschools – Wairarapa | Wairarapa Earth School