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Festival Programme

Our Living World

An all-ages event packed with activities & workshops exploring the world around us!


A Walk on the Wild Side

(Botany Department, University of Otago)
Grab an activity sheet explore the Botanic Garden.
Drop-in, booking not required

 

Bird Watching Walks

(Birds NZ)
Guided walk with members of Birds NZ.
1-2pm Bird Watching Walk
2-3pm Bird Watching Walk
3-4pm Bird Watching Walk

Booking essential.
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Mysterious Mistletoes

(Department of Conservation)
Discover the mysterious lives of parasitic mistletoes and learn to spot them amongst their hosts.
1-2pm Mysterious Mistletoes Workshop
2-3pm Mysterious Mistletoes Workshop
3-4pm Mysterious Mistletoes Workshop

Booking essential.
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Pop-up Library

(Dunedin Public Libraries)
Pop-up library with books to browse and borrow, so bring your library card. Fun craft based activity.
Drop-in, booking not required
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Shedding Light on the Night Moth Display

(Landcare Research & Orokonui)

What strange and wondrous fluffy scaly things go buzzing round in the dark when we’re all in bed? Discover a whole world of unseen colours and shapes; find out how we study these creatures of the night and why…
1-2pm Shedding Light on the Night Moth Display
2-3pm Shedding Light on the Night Moth Display
3-4pm Shedding Light on the Night Moth Display

Booking essential
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Stream Health

(Otago Regional Council)
Freshwater fish, focusing on electro-fishing and fish IDs, displays, abiotic factor test kits.
1-2pm Stream Health Workshop
2-3pm Stream Health Workshop
3-4pm Stream Health Workshop

Booking essential.
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Pond People Perusal

(Orokonui)
Discover who lives below the water line and what they can tell us about water health! A fun hands on workshop focussing on pond people and protecting waterways.
2-3pm Pond People Perusal

Booking essential.
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Weedy Dunedin

(Botanical Society of Otago)
Learn about strategies that identify and mitigate the risk of cultivated plants jumping the fence and the proper disposal of garden waste. Display and possible activities.
1-3pm Weedy Dunedin Workshop

Booking essential.
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Wild Nightlife in the Garden

(Zoology Department, University of Otago)
We will look at images from trail cameras set up throughout the gardens to identify night-time visitors.
1-2pm Wild Nightlife in the Garden Workshop
2-3pm Wild Nightlife in the Garden Workshop
3-4pm Wild Nightlife in the Garden Workshop

Booking essential.
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Dunnock Diaries

(Zoology Department, University of Otago)
Join student Simon Lamb at the Botanic Garden Information Centre as he presents the Dunnock story - inside the lives of birds in the Botanic Garden.
1-2pm
2-3pm
3-4pm
Booking not required.
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Starting place for all events: the Information Centre of the Dunedin Botanic Garden, lower botanic garden (by the duck pond).

Dunedin Botanic Garden,12 Opoho Road, Dunedin


FREE EVENT

Booking essential for some events. Follow the links above, or call 03 474 3690 or email library@dcc.govt.nz to book.


This event is mostly accessible to wheelchairs, except for some of the events which will follow tracks not suitable for wheelchairs.

DayStartEnd
Sun10 July 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM