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A Pandemonium of Parrots

When:

Wed 15 Jul 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 16 Jul 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 17 Jul 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 18 Jul 2015, 10:00am–4:30pm
Sun 19 Jul 2015, 10:00am–4:30pm

Where: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Nelson/Tasman Residents FREE: $0.00
  • Visitor Adult: $5.00
  • Visitor Child: $3.00
  • Visitor Family (2 Adults plus accompanying children): $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: peter12

Parrots are part of our region and are in the news for all sorts of reasons. There are scientists living in Nelson who are experts in native parrot biology and conservation. At Natureland you can see exotic parrots and they are also kept as pets in private homes.

This exhibition aims to grow interest and awareness of these birds by informing and entertaining Nelson school students and the public. We hope that people will explore some challenging ideas and recognise that scientists are open minded and work together to provide evidence to support their ideas. We hope that the content of this exhibition provides teachers with authentic experiences to support their students learning.

Kakapo, Kea, Kaka and Kakariki were all present in our region before much of their habitat was destroyed and predators were introduced. We still have Kea, Kaka and Kakariki but they are in greatly reduced numbers. Scientists and the public work together to monitor these birds and help to improve conditions for them.

We are grateful for input from scientists Peter Gaze, Ron Moorehouse, Graeme Elliott, and Josh Kemp; Tamsin Orr-Walker of Kea Conservation Trust and Kimberley Collins of Zealandia.