Yesterday we had a visit from the Department of Conservation education officer Khrysha, she brought in a Blue Whio and a Stoat and told us about how the Stoat which is a pest they are trying to trap, kills the Blue Whio Duck out in the wild.
We were fascinated with its sharp teeth and then she read us the story of Whetu the Blue Whio who escaped a Stoat and got lost, then found a mate in the river. Later on in the year we may visit the Troat Hatchery and see the Blue Whio living there. The children are learning about the significance of our native wildlife and how DOC are taking care of these special birds/manu.
Later on in the day we coloured in a picture of Blue Whio ducks to enter a colouring in competition and maybe win a prize!