Trust at Tomahawk Beach, Dunedin, with Enviroschools
Friday 13th April, 2012[slideshow id=49]Trust field manager David McFarlane took part in the Enviroschool's Seaweek Hui - "One Beach - Ours to Explore and Care For" - at Tomahawk Beach, Dunedin on 9 March. www.enviroschools.org.nz
David spoke to the students about living with penguins on southern beaches. Students had hands on experience of yellow-eyed penguin nest searching, and learnt about penguin monitoring, moulting penguins and how to keep penguins safe from predators.
There was some great feedback from the students, and excellent questions, and luckily everyone's fingers and toes were intact after the trap demonstration and trap petanque!
Thanks to Trust volunteers Caroline Forsyth, Linzi, and Michael Stevenson who ably helped out on the day with setting up all the equipment and leading the teams of nest searchers.