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Date(s) - December 3, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Sandspit, Warkworth

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This is a fun activity, involves less than 3 hours of light physical work (and a bit of brain activity) and takes place in beautiful surroundings beside the Sandspit Estuary. All ages welcome!
Basically, the activity involves digging up shallow samples of sand, sifting out the live shellfish and counting them. Finally, we measure the Tuangi (cockles) and record the data. The results are compared to previous years’ data and this is one way the health of the waters of the rivers/estaury can be judged, over time.
This is a great activity for families as it gets young people involved in learning about the ecology of an estuary, understanding how humans’ activity can impact the environment, and it helps them apply and develop their numeracy skills in a practical way.
For those of us ‘not so young’ it’s just as rewarding because it’s a simple way of doing our bit to help protect and enhance the environment for future generations.

If you are interested and want to volunteer, please contact Mark Foster, who is the FOAM member co-ordinating this event. Email – kiwi3mfs@gmail.com or text 021 266 2769. View our website for more information – https://awamatakanakana.home.blog/fa



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