March is Whio Awareness Month.
These unique birds are some of the only ducks in the world to live in fast flowing streams. Their presence is a great indicator of healthy river ecosystems.
But, with less than 3,000 left in New Zealand, we've got to do our best to keep them around!
For further information: www.doc.govt.nz/whio-awareness-month
Find out more about whio
The Hubs have lots of great articles on the whio:
Related professional learning development
Check out our teacher PLD sessions related to whio, that were run with the support of the Department of Conservation:
- Diving into inquiry with whio
- Why learn about whio?
- Inquiry outside the classroom
- Taking action for conservation
The activities below are all related to whio and are a great way to extend you own, and your student’s knowledge, about whio: