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50 years of Conservation Week

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50th DOC Conservation Week

2019 marks the 50th year of Conservation Week. Photo: DOC

With the 50th year of Conservation Week just around the corner (14 to 22 September), Department of Conservation (DOC) is turning to youth and urging them to get involved.

Along with reflecting on five decades of amazing people who saved species, restored habitats, and gone that extra mile, DOC is looking toward the future of conservation in Northland.

On Friday, 20 September 2019, an event will bring together youth leaders from schools around Northland to meet with the community and government leaders to start a conversation about the future needs of Northland.

The theme for this year is ‘Nature Needs Us’—a call to action for people to engage with biodiversity and inspire them to conserve it.

With more than 30 events on offer, DOC says there is something for everyone, be it a night walk, a conservation-themed quiz, checking out conservation-inspired art, or taking part in a scavenger hunt.

Some of the events lined up during the week include Backyard Trapping Workshop; Family Fun Day, Bream Head; Nature Needs Us Art Exhibition; The Great Kiwi Scavenger Hunt, Whangarei Quarry Gardens; and The Ultimate Conservation Quiz.

A complete list of events can be found on doc.govt.nz.

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