We have got Kelvin Hastie coming up to the BOP on 5-6 October and you or the care groups you work with may want to attend one of the events he is speaking at. Below are the details of the events for you to promote to any interested groups or individuals. All events are free.
To find out more about Kelvin, check out his profile and short video here… http://www.nextfoundation.org.
Thursday 5 October
The Balcony Room, Historic Village, Tauranga
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Predator Free Community Champion and Environmental Wellingtonian of the Year shares his experiences and stories. Join in and learn more about this movement. This is a free event with nibbles provided!
Friday 6 October
Please RSVP by 29 September to Natalie.Ridler@boprc.govt.nz
This exciting free event is especially for rangatahi/young people across the Bay of Plenty with an interest in the environment, and especially in biosecurity and the protection of our native species.
Kelvin Hastie first began his crusade against introduced predators near his home in Crofton Downs. When it was named New Zealand’s first predator free suburb he set his sights on ridding Wellington of rats, stoats and possums. His motto is ‘Don’t get mad – get trapping‘ and NEXT Foundation is proud to support him as the NEXT Predator Free Community Champion in his work in Wellington and around New Zealand. Kelvin is an inspiring speaker who will share a kōrero with us about his work, followed by some action planning for young people to plan practical steps for protecting the native species in their communities. For more about Kelvin, see the links below.
This workshop is open to all youth (12-24) residing, studying or working in the Bay of Plenty, and is free to attend (refreshments will be provided). We warmly encourage you to share this event among your networks and encourage young people to come along and learn more about this important kaupapa. Along with Kelvin, we will have presentations from James at Canopy Tours, and the young founders of the incredible new initiative – Squawk Squad.
Bay of Plenty Regional Coordinator
NZ Landcare Trust