Ahi Pepe | MothNet Seeding the Network Workshop

The Ahi Pepe | MothNet Workshop is coming up very soon!  Everyone is working hard to make this the most fantastic celebration of moths the South Island has ever seen. 

What are we going to be looking at at the workshop?

Everything you need to know to do and teach a simple science experiment. Looking at moth diversity.

Kā Puka Whakamārama o Te Pepe Nui

Beginners' Guide to Macro Moths - the South Island Series

Eight guides in Te Reo Māori and English cover the Souh Island in four bioregions.

Cover all the SKILLS needed to collect Standardised quantitative moth data - setting the Heath moth traps, checking the traps, pinning, labelling, making a moth reference collection AND using the GUIDES to identify the moths

  • CONDUCT a small experiment 'How does Orokonui Ecosanctuary affect the surrounding Moth Communities?'
  • Create a small moth reference collection for Orokonui Ecosanctuary
  • MEASURE micro-climate factors, e.g., wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity
  • USE tracking tunnels to look at mammal pest density (e.g., mice, rats, possums, stoats, hedghogs) outside the Orokonui fence - Elton will do the inside for us :)
  • Get to know each other - schools from across the South Island are sending champions plus all the scientists and experts from the MothNet team.