April, 2022

2022Fri29Apr10:00 am4:00 pmFeaturedIncredible Kai ExperienceFREE school holiday fun at the Auckland Botanic Gardens! A day full of activities and learning.10:00 am - 4:00 pm Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, The Gardens, Auckland 2105, New ZealandType:Culture,Environmental,Free,School HolidaysWhere:South AucklandAges:Children (5 to 10 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Incredible Kai Experience

Event Details

Finish off the school holidays with the free Incredible Kai Experience! Join the fun on Friday 29 April at the Auckland Botanic Gardens for a day full of activities and learning.

  • Morning combo, 10am to 12pm
    Experience the Tuna (Eel) Workshop and Fun with Conscious Kids back-to-back!   Get up close with the amazing aquatic wildlife that lives in the urban waterscapes of Tāmaki Makaurau with Brent Condon, a.k.a. the Eel Whisperer. You’ll also get the chance to cradle live eels and view inanga (wild fish) in the onsite touch tanks. Then get stuck into Flax Weaving, Clay Creations and the Taste Test – Kai Challenge! Includes lunch at 12pm.
  • Tuna (Eel) Workshop, 11am to 12pm
    Get up close with the amazing aquatic wildlife that lives in the urban waterscapes of Tāmaki Makaurau with Brent Condon, a.k.a. the Eel Whisperer. You’ll also get the chance to cradle live eels and view inanga (wild fish) in the onsite touch tanks. Includes lunch at 12pm.
  • Lunch, 12pm to 1pm
    Free hangi or vege curry for morning attendees, provided by Papatoetoe Food Hub. Register for one of the morning sessions to secure your lunch.
  • Fun with Conscious Kids, 1pm to 4pm
    Get stuck into Flax Weaving, Clay Creations and the Taste Test – Kai Challenge! This afternoon session wraps up with Campfire Connection at 3pm – 4pm. Ignite and warm your tastebuds with a toasted marshmallow and a hot cup of cocoa while sharing stories and connecting around the fire.

Bookings are recommended, as spaces are limited. Some spaces may be available to those without bookings on the day.

This FREE event is brought to you by Brent Condon aka the Eel Whisperer, Papatoetoe Food Hub and Conscious Kids NZ as part of the Beautification Trust’s Eye on Nature EcoFest, a free month-long festival for families/whānau to connect with the environment.

BYO morning tea/afternoon tea snacks and reusable water bottle (water stations are available to fill up).

This event is held at the Eye on Nature EcoFest Hub on the central lawn at the Auckland Botanic Gardens. Click here for the location on Google Maps.

Covid-19 Safety

  • We encourage you to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing.
  • This event will take place outdoors.

Health Guidelines for this Event

Outdoor Event
Other Health Guidelines Mask wearing is strongly encouraged

Price

FREE event

Organiser

Beautification TrustActivating communities by coordinating environmental education, community events and beautification projects all over South Auckland. Formerly called the Manukau Beautification TrustPhone: 0800 END TAGS | 09 269 4080 38 Holmes Road, Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand

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