Thursday, 31 May 2018

Fwd: Community Conservation Symposium, 14-15 June (Shantytown and field trips)

Have a look at the programme and see what you think.  And I'd be hugely grateful if you could share it with other home-schoolers on the coast.  I know some schools are thinking of bringing a few senior students. 

Hope you like what you see and can come!

Any questions let me know.


PS normal rate for the Thursday – main conference day - is $75, students $25.  The field trips are half price for students, which isn't shown on the website, but I'll make the deductions. 


INGER PERKINS | Manager, West Coast Penguin Trust | 03 755 8600 or 027 370 1876 | Facebook | Donate



The Community Conservation Symposium, to be presented by the West Coast Penguin Trust, will be held at Shantytown on Thursday 14th June with field trips to local community conservation projects on Friday 15th June and we're hoping you will join us! 


Our objective is to support you - community groups and individuals involved in conservation on the West Coast, those hoping to become involved and those with an interest in our natural environment - to learn from experts in their fields, from professionals, scientists and practitioners, and through networking – with experts and with each other.


A packed day of presentations at Shantytown will include a broad range of topics from predator control to fundraising and forest ecology to trust governance.  Networking opportunities will be extended through a winter dinner social immediately afterwards, generously sponsored by DOC here on the Coast.


Optional field trips are available the following day and will include Cobden restoration together with a trapping workshop, the kiwi crèche at Moonlight, and a variety of projects up the Coast Road.


The full programme is available here: Community Conservation Symposium 14-15 June 2018 Programme

Register at


Students pay just $25 for the main day, and field trips are half price for students.


Please share this with anyone you think may be interested, please make the most of this unique opportunity and we hope to see you there!

Warm regards





West Coast Penguin Trust

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We have experts working on the protection of penguins and seabirds but we need your help to continue our projects that will ensure the survival of these threatened species on the West Coast.  You can donate by clicking here. Thank you.

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West Coast Home Educators

Friday, 25 May 2018

Shantytown Day for Older Students

Hi there folks,

You should already be aware of this visit.  Due to family commitments, Hanlie has passed on the organsation for this to Lara Priestly.

Please be aware, this is for older students only.

Date: June 22nd
Time: 10am-2pm; please arrive at 9.30am
Cost: $3 per child cash
Student Age: 12 and up

They will be learning about Matariki; however they will go easy on the legends as there are a number of Christian families this may not sit well with.
If confirmation could be emailed to me at that would be fantastic.

Warm regards
Lara Priestley

West Coast Home Educators

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Fwd: FW: Jumpstart 2018


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West Coast Home Educators

Monday, 19 March 2018

Fwd: Shantytown trip for archaeology week

Morning everyone

I just had a call from Lisa at Shantytown to confirm date for our trip for term 2. I hope this date works for most people, I have booked us in for Monday 30th April with Fox school (sorry not Franz like i thought). 

If you could let me know in the next couple of weeks if you can come to this one that would be great. 

Shelley Martin 

West Coast Home Educators