Friday, 30 June 2017

Week 9: Pest Monitors

Talofa bloggers

We have been learning about Native Birds this term. As part of our topic we learned about pest monitoring and decided to monitor our own bushwalk to see if we have any pests that could be threatening the native birds around our school.

We used the design thinking process to create a pest monitor. We used cardboard to construct the tracking tunnel of the pest monitor with sponges and food colouring at either end. This is our prototype. We will be putting them out this week over night. Hopefully they hold up and capture some footprints.

Watch this space!

1 comment:

  1. Talofa Lava Pohatu class,
    I am very impressed that you have used the design thinking process to create a pest monitor and look forward to seeing your prototypes and finding out if they work. What pests are you thinking maybe threatening native birds around your school? Many of our local Islands - Limestone Island and Urupukapuka Island - are pest free and DOC work really hard to keep it that way. There is a project called Project Island Song that you may like to google and read about. Let me know how it all goes!


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