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Conservation Week activities and Spring Lecture series

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Conservation Week 12–19 September

Tui 2000 and Biodiversity Forum present:
A Barrett Bush Experience

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Show your natural affection for NZ by:

• Exploring a bush reserve that is not readily accessible to the public
• Learning more about native plants and testing your knowledge
• Helping plant trees as a memento of your visit
• Having fun finding and indentifying insects in the bush
• Releasing native trees to grow strongly

Time: 10.30am -1.30pm
Place to meet: Koromatua School, Koromatua Road, off
Tuhikaramea Road to be transported to Barrett Bush
What to bring: Lunch and drink, strong boots/shoes/wet weather gear
PRIZES Families welcome
Limited to 30 people
Organised in partnership with the Waikato Biodiversity Forum and Tui 2000 Inc
To book contact Moira Cursey, Waikato Biodiversity Forum 07 8465066 or email m.cursey@xtra.co.nz.

Poster to put up at your workplace:

ConseravtionWK Barrett Bush activity Aug 2010FINAL.pdf

For other events during the week see the attached brochure 

Waikato Conservation week events Sept 2010.pdf

The University of Waikato is proud to present the

Spring Lecture Series

‘Our City, Our Region’ is at the heart of Waikato University’s annual Spring Lecture Series. In this series of five free public lectures, local experts will talk about issues facing our region.

Wednesdays, 1 - 29 September
Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: WEL Energy Trust Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton Campus
A cash bar will be open from 5.30pm. Complimentary parking is available via Gate 2B, Knighton Road, Hamilton.

Wednesday 15 September

Smart Grids and Smart Cities
Dr Julian Elder, CEO, WEL Networks

New Zealand has started down the track of rolling out smart meters. This presentation will cover where the world is headed with smart electricity grids and the developing smart city concept. These initiatives are driven by the need for better resource use and improved services.

Wednesday 22 September

Demographic Challenges and Opportunities in the Waikato Region: An A-B-C Approach to Population Ageing.

 Professor Natalie Jackson, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Waikato
Demographic change is bringing with it many challenges, but also many opportunities – those who understand their local demography and its broader context will be better placed to respond.

Wednesday 29 September

Connecting the Landscape: Linking Terrestrial and Aquatic Restoration

Professor Bruce Clarkson, Dean of Faculty of Science & Engineering, University of Waikato / Professor David Hamilton, Chair of Lakes Management, University of Waikato
This presentation will examine the system-wide effects of terrestrial and/or aquatic restoration using local examples to demonstrate how biodiversity and ecosystem services can be enhanced.

Special thanks to WEL Energy Trust for its support of this series.


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