Our Trip to Cornwall Park

On Friday the 5th of August, a man named Chris Judd came to our school with some cages and a box. He said he was from the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board (MTLB). He was here to educate us on Pest Education Day.


First, he talked about different types of pests and what we can do to stop them. He showed us different types of traps that can kill or catch pests, including Tracking Tunnels, Doc Traps and Mouse Traps. He also showed us mushed, chopped up rabbit and possum skin.


After that, we had Morning Tea and then we jumped on a bus to Cornwall Park (Maungakiekie). It took about 20 minutes. When we arrived, we split into two groups. One group with Chris and another group with two women named Lisa & Charlie. Chris took us to look for native and non native animals and traps. The other group with Lisa and Charlie, looking at native trees. When we finished, we had lunch and played Kiwi, Ponga, Possum and another game. After that we hopped back on the bus back to school.


At school we did two final activities. First, we made a Tracking Tunnel, which some of my friends and I struggled with. The next activity was to guess the animal that made the footprints. At the end of the day, my friend and I helped Chris carry his stuff to his car, then he drove off. I enjoyed the trip and I wish to learn more, so I can become a trapper in the future. 


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