February 27, 2023
March 3, 2023
9:00 am
3:00 pm

LEARNZ Field Trip: Saving our Southern Species

Get close to our native southern species as they receive emergency hospital treatment.

Join this LEARNZ field trip during the week of World Wildlife Day (3 March 2023) to visit the Wildlife Hospital–Dunedin and the people recovering key species, many of whom are volunteers with an interest in protecting New Zealand’s wildlife.

Life has always been tough for wild animals. In the past there were no wildlife hospitals but now there are – and we need them. Our vehicles, the windows in our buildings, introduced predators and our own pets can injure our native birds and animals. If we can get them to a wildlife hospital, they have a better chance of surviving. It’s worth doing!

From 27 February 2023 when the online field trip is published, you will be able to travel online to Ōtepoti Dunedin to:

  • get up close to species such as hoiho and kererū receiving hospital care
  • follow the people working to give these creatures a second chance
  • discover why it’s important to help these birds and animals
  • find out what to do if you find an injured or sick native animal

All the field trip material will be available from February 27th, including video, a Google Earth for Web tour and online quizzes will be available then.

Visit the LEARNZ website to sign up now, using the Register link below, so you can receive updates and take part in live components of the field trip.