Come and explore one of Christchurch’s brand-new regional parks with the Styx Living Laboratory Trust and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the sun wandering through eight hectares of planted native forest, natural waterways, and lakes or hop on a kayak and float along the Pūharakekenui (Styx) River and learn about the Styx and its environs.
Try your hand at a range of fun activities related to environmental monitoring, research, and citizen science involving local wildlife, plants, water quality, Māori cultural values, and local history. Learn about Māori medicinal plants, weaving, bird monitoring, pest control, native insects and fish and wildlife management.
There will be live music, kayaking, guided walks, planting, a scavenger hunt, and much more!
Food and refreshments will be available!