Mohua Blue Penguin Trust

Education

Education is seen as an important role for the Trust. 


 

Trustee Heather Wallace shows Patron Dame Gaylene Preston DMNZ "Mack Goes to the Beach." It's a wonderful children's story book showing them how they can take their dog to the beach and be wildlife friendly. 


Unique artwork made by Golden Bay school children


Takaka Central School

The building of research penguin nesting boxes for Port Tarakohe is in full swing!
The building of research penguin nesting boxes for Port Tarakohe is in full swing!

Helping penguins - A child's perspective

Local school children have been busy painting penguin art.
Local school children have been busy painting penguin art.

Meet Ashton from Nelson

 

"Hi my name is Ashton, I am 10 years old and go to Hampden Street School in Nelson.

 

When my Mum was young she lived at Tata beach and she remembers the Little Blue Penguins nesting under her deck outside. When my family stay at the beach house in Onekaka, we sneak outside at night to see the penguins hiding in the corner of the barn.


Yesterday my teacher said that we have to create a speech that is informative, emotive or persuasive. I have decided to do my speech on the Little Blue Penguins as I was sad to hear that their numbers were declining. I want to tell everyone about the penguins and what we can do to help save them. I also want to build a nesting box at school and get some donations from the kids to get some materials. Ashton"