Abel Tasman Youth Ambassadors


Janszoon Highlights

Twelve students and support staff from Motupipi School, Motueka High School and Golden Bay High School went on an over-night trip to Totaranui and Arawoa. Their aim, as part of the Janszoon and School’s connection, was to revisit some of the School’s planting areas, check photo points to see plant growth and set fish traps and tracking tunnels.They also discussed other ideas of what they wanted to accomplish this year such as signs for identification and fire warnings.

Highlights for the Motupipi students were:

Amalie - “I enjoyed setting fish traps and checking them in the morning; walking to Awaroa to the plant growing grounds and learning about local history.”

Tarn - “I liked setting fish traps and seeing what was in them the next morning.”

Arjuna - “I found the pest monitoring with the tracking tunnels and checking the fish traps interesting.”

Tara - “Setting fish traps and using dye on paper to track what animals were using the tunnels.”