Capturing imagination - where can storytelling, art and citizen science lead?
Saturday 29 October 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Inspiring young people to love their local environment is key in our fight to save the planet. What part can storytelling, art and citizen science play?
Come down to the Meola Reef mangroves and learn about how a beautifully-illustrated book triggered a passionate response from the youngest students of a local school. From creativity in the classroom to amazing and far-reaching citizen science on the mudflats, these tamariki - tomorrow’s leaders - are showing the way.
Join author Glenda Kane, artist Lisa Allen and Grey Lynn School teacher Jody Hayes as they share their insights surrounded by the environment in which the creative seed has been planted.
Draw a germinating mangrove propagule, turn over a rock to discover what lies beneath, or just enjoy a different perspective beside the Waitematā.
Part of the Auckland Climate Festival
Where Te Tokaroa / Meola Reef. Meet in the small clearing about 100m in from Meola Road, accessed along a path from beside the bus stop opposite the Meola Road entrance to MOTAT Aviation Section. Look out for the Urban Ark- Manawa Taiao flag at the entrance and walk along the path.
When Saturday 29 October, 11am to 12.30pm
Who The event is open to all, though it involves aound 1.5km of walking on uneven surfaces.
Bookings The event is FREE: book tickets through eventfinda
Getting there The meeting point is a 10min walk from Westmere shops and 20min walk from Pt Chevalier shops. There is parking along Meola Rd and in the new parking area between MOTAT and Seddon Fields.
Wear Rugged shoes or gumboots, hat, sunscreen, raincoat or whatever looks suitable on the day.
Bring Sunscreen, magnifying glass, sketch pad (we’ll have some you can use)
Group: Urban Ark – Manawa Taiao