What is a bioblitz?  Nga taonga o Koraunui.  The treasures of our valley.

BioBlitz is a scientific race against time. It is educational. And it is heaps of fun!

The goal is to count as many species as possible in a 24-hour survey of a large urban area.  Rather than a large urban area we thought that Horoeka Street Reserve would be a great place.  The children are already familiar with the reserve and we hope to identify lots of native species.

Over the year we will have a school wide focus on learning about our native species, the minibeasts (bugs and spiders) or invertebrates, the birds, the plants and the mammals.


The children will have the opportunity to visit a few places to see the native inhabitants and to get up close and personal with nature.  

Like Polyfest, this will need a huge community effort but this is something Koraunui does brilliantly.  We work together as a team and achieve amazing results.

Ten students were offered the opportunity to attend the schools day for the Zealandia bioblitz which happened over the weekend of February 25th to 27th.  There they got to work with scientists and staff from both Zealandia and Greater Wellington Regional Council.

We have some amazing creatures at school, what a wonderful opportunity to be scientists and find out more about them.  Ka rawe koutou!


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Scientific curiosity and Koraunui School

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Koraunui BioBlitz

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Please come and join us for this FREE event….