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When:

Sun 16 Mar 2008, 3:00pm

Where: Rodney, 16A Shamrock Drive, Auckland

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: shannon

Kiwi kids are being encouraged to celebrate St. Patrick’s weekend with our endangered birds in mind, at Green Kiwi Day.

This nationwide awareness day supported by One Helix Trust, is aimed at educating children, their families and the community about how we can work together to conserve and expand our native bird population.

Dr Patrick Casey, clinician/scientist for the One Helix Trust has embraced the day. The aim of which is to educate children in a fun and stimulating way, on the importance of saving New Zealand’s native birds, with an emphasis on the fact that small changes on a local level can add up, and contribute to saving our native bird population.

“By increasing our understanding of why our threatened and endangered species are dwindling, we can then put practical steps in place to enable these beautiful species to flourish once again,” comments Casey.

One Helix Trust offers simple, effective tips when it comes to protecting native birds on a local level:
- Ensure your cat has been de-sexed
- Put a bell around your cat’s neck
- Plant native trees to establish natural habitats

“To date, One Helix Trust’s education has been based around Green Kiwi Day and hosting an open day for children at the Trust’s headquarters in Kumeu, but this year we plan to extend the education programme into schools and continue to motivate and inspire children into action,” says Casey.

This year, the Trust’s important Green Kiwi Day celebration will be held at ‘Paddy’s’ in Kumeu. The staff at Paddy’s have welcomed Green Kiwi Day and are looking forward to March 16th.

All parents are invited to bring their children along and relax with a few refreshments and a free BBQ while their children learn and have fun. The only rule: You must wear something green!

For more info contact: raeganomalley@gmail.com