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Tales of Canterbury and Beyond…

Our dear travelling tuna has been so busy we can’t even keep up with her as she is getting around all over on the South Island.  Thanks to the EnviroSchools team (especially Hilary Isles, Jen Rodgers, and Toni Watts) Velvet is being seen by heaps of kids and adults and raising awareness regarding the longfin’s overlooked endangered status.

Here’s a brief but impressive synopsis from Hilary:

Velvet has been to Kaikoura and visited two schools who each made a new section and she’s been in the newspaper there:  A Stitch In Time Article

She went to a talk by Mike Joy one night – and got lots of signatures for the petition! She’s been to workshops for people to see her and has revisiedt the kids at Kids First Lincoln as well as Loburn school on the 5 – 8th of June. She’ll be at Ohoka school 11-15th St Josephs Rangiora 18 – 22 and at Ladbrooks School for their water workshops.

After her upcoming time in Dunedin and at theTimaru museum I’ll be getting her back to show to some of the Canterbury schools who made panels a year ago and who are eager to see how she’s grown!

Ladbrooks Water Workshops

So, our tuna is really getting out and about!. 

Thanks for the update Hilary and if anyone has more photos or info from these events just drop a line and we’ll add them to this post!

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