Papermaking Workshop Read more

Papermaking Workshop

25/06/2021 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of papermaking at Zealandia! Enjoy some drinks and nibbles as you learn how to make paper from native plants. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels – just be prepared to get your hands dirty! All materials are included, and your finished paper will be sent to you after it has dried.

Get down and dirty for National Volunteer Week Read more

Get down and dirty for National Volunteer Week

26/06/2021 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Get stuck in this National Volunteer Week! This is your chance to get down with nature, and dirty under your fingernails, by taking part in critical conservation mahi at Zealandia. Meet new people, raise a sweat clearing and tearing, and help contribute to a nature-rich future for Wellington.  Light refreshments provided.

We recommend you dress to the conditions, with comfortable shoes, warm clothing, and a waterproof layer. All equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own sturdy gloves.
This event is weather dependent, we'll get in touch if we decide to cancel.

Conservation Kōrero: Freshwater Health in a Wasteful World Read more

Conservation Kōrero: Freshwater Health in a Wasteful World

7/07/2021 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Fresh water matters to all New Zealanders. It is vital we look after it, ensuring we protect and maintain healthy rivers and lakes and access to clean, drinkable water. However, the health of our freshwater ecosystems ultimately comes down to how they are monitored and managed. I will review what the current New Zealand based research reveals about how much plastic escapes into our lakes and rivers, what are the major (and surprising) sources of plastic pollution in our waterways, how it impacts both ecosystem and human health, and what actions we can take today to reduce our plastic (and waste in general) footprint.

Doors open at 6pm, light refreshments provided.

Dr. Amanda Valois is a senior environmental scientist at Greater Wellington Regional Council and researches plastic and microplastic pollution in urban catchments. Amanda is interested in how we can better monitor waste in our environment so we can make better decisions, both in our own lives and in the policies we create.

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Daily: ZEALANDIA runs a variety of guided tours every day.