Apologies for the delay in giving you an update on the local grebes. Few days ago local photographer and ranger Anja Kӧhler sent these gorgeous pics and the following message: "The grebes have left the nest with three chicks. This pair is very quick to 'vanish' once the chicks have hatched, but sometimes visit the nesting site again." Thank you Anja! 📸 Anja Kӧhler
Another lovely afternoon at the Public Library. Students from Te Anau School, Mararoa School and Fiordland College are working on their amazing Kea Art. Parents, volunteers and younger siblings join these creative sessions too: different generations working together, and absolutely enjoying it. Thank you Jen for the yummy pikelets!
Mararoa School has reflected on their environmental journey recently and community projects such as Kids Restore the Kepler, Bird Park Signs and installation of the beehive
Te Anau School Room 9 had such a fantastic day walking in the rain along the Kepler track and exploring the nearby bush. We found magic in little things like fairy's waterfalls, puddles, fungi, mosses, bugs and vines and heard the kingfisher and the kakariki calling. Thank you Room 9, accompanying parents and Miss de Wolde for a great day out! 📸 Lisanne de Wolde
These pics were taken this evening with the last light... Two caring parents feeding a cute fluffy chick! 📸 Alessandra
This month students from Te Anau School, Mararoa School and Fiordland College come together every Friday afternoon after school to create beautiful Kea Art for the Kea Summit. Here's a sneak peek of what they have been up to today... We meet every Friday at Te Anau Library, 3:30pm - 4:30pm. For more info about the summit: https://www.keaconservation.co.nz/projects/2019-kea-summit/
Yesterday Te Anau School Room 9 turned microscopic! The children checked out how heavy an old microscope from Otago University Anatomy Department is, made their own slides, and also investigated the cicada skin that Room 10 found last Tuesday, then looked at the life cycle of a cicada... 📸 Lisanne de Wolde
Once back in school, Room 3 also created beautiful Bug Art!
Who made those holes? On Wednesday Te Anau School Room 3 visited the Water Park. The students found some cool bugs and investigated mysterious holes in the ground. They counted twenty-one holes in a square metre and gently dug some of the holes, however the mystery has not been solved yet... 📸 Megan, Mrs Mann & KRTK
On Tuesday Te Anau School Room 10 walked a section of the Kepler Track towards Dock Bay. The children were amazing bush detectives. They spotted: rabbit and deer poos, deer footprints and signs of deer browsing, deer bones, weta, a cicada skin (exoskeleton), beetles, insect boring holes and lots of cool fungi. What an adventure! Thank you to Miss Todd, Room 10 and all the wonderful parents that made the trip possible 😉 📸 Jess Todd
A peek inside Te Anau Library this afternoon, experimenting with Blackout Poetry & Kea Art.
Lots of fun!
Don't forget (and apologies for the late reminder): Te Anau Library and KRTK Creative Session is on tomorrow, Friday 25th October, 3:30 - 4:30 pm at Te Anau Public Library. Also, we are regularly meeting every Friday until the end of November for a month packed with Kea & Blackout Poetry Art and much much more. Come and join us every Friday after school at the Library. More info coming soon 🧐
Today we had fun at the Key Playcentre making more of the wonderful driftwood mobiles. Great to have the KRTK Leadership Team Students from Mararoa School helping the younger children. Thank you guys! ...And lovely to run into former (and very special) DOC Ranger Michelle with her children!