Day 1 - Kaipupu Point, a community biodiversity project
Guided tour followed by presentations from Jenny Keene or Alan Izard (managing a community environmental project) and Andrew John (school-based environmental education).
Day 2 - Marlborough District Council
Lecture by environmental scientist Nicky Eade, on the topic of protection programme Marlborough's Significant Natural Areas.Lecture by environmental scientist Peter Hamill, on the topic coastal and freshwater ecology.
PowerPoint presentation by research scientist Ralph Powlesland with focus on re-introduction programmes for threatened bird species.
Day 3 - Ngati Kuia Marae
Rongoa / Maori traditional medicineKaitiakitanga /GuardianshipKorero /Stories and cultural experiences
Day 4 - Group 1: visit Maud Island / Group 2: visit wetland
Wetland initiative by ornithologist Rob Schuckard with lecture on the protection of wetlands now and in the future. Includes integrated management and a personal perspective of how to improve biodiversity.
Scientific Reserve Maud Island - DOC ranger Chris Birmingham explains recovery programmes for species like Kakapo, Takahe, Hamilton Frog, etc and the importance of our offshore Islands like Maud in protecting our biodiversity.
Day 5 - Group 2: visit Maud Island / Group 1: visit wetland
Day 6 - Tui Nature Reserve
Environmental Scientist Helle Janssen teaches essentials about Safeguarding Bioregional Life capacity, followed by a Bush Vitality Assessment on site and concluding the day with a Head, Heart and Hands integration to Grow Common Futures.
Day 7 - “Working with Nature”
Discussion and experiences led by John Broomfield (author of Other Ways of Knowing).
Day 8 - Conservation monitoring dog team demonstration / native species breeding programme
By a Conservation New Zealand Dog team, part of DOC’s Research and Development Group, followed by an explanation on how this programme is beneficial for threatened species in New Zealand and overseas.
In Havelock, an introduction by Tom Stein, representative of Queen Elizabeth II National Trust on protecting private land.
Day 9 - Final day
Feedback and comments by Trust members and participants.
Day 10 - Departure
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Kaipupu Point Community Project
Raymond Smith Ngati Kuia
Maud Island ranger Chris Birmingham with Kakapo ‘Sirocco’
Conservation New Zealand Predator Monitoring Team
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