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Sumner clock tower

147 Esplanade

Sumner

Christchurch, Canterbury 8081

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Family-friendly tour of Sumner area to learn about the local environment within the context of adaption to climate change.

About this event

The Brighton Observatory of Environment and Economics are hosting a series of interactive events for people to appreciate aspects of a local environment within the context of adaption to climate change.

When and where is it?

This is the second event in a series, following on from our successful Southshore event in March. This session will take place on 22nd May at 9.30 AM. The session will start from the Sumner Clocktower, 147 Esplande. This is a great way to engage and learn more about our unique environments in Ōtautahi.

What will it involve?

We will observe the presence/absence of animal and plant species and have a discussion around the reasons for these. There is a little walking.

We will observe and explore the relationship between the water, cliffs and people and think about how these formed this place. We will take a few measurements and discuss what they may or may not mean for how this place formed and the implications for the future of this place.

This tour is interactive!

The walk will include participants taking some water and rock samples and doing some fun measurements. You are welcome to bring a small rock local to where you live, or a sample of river water with you (about a litre), in a bucket. Local samples of groundwater and rainwater will be provided. We will compare the pH and salinity of each sample and draw conclusions about the hydrological system is in this area.

Do I need any experience/knowledge? You don't need any prior experience, just a curious nature.

Health and Safety

Health and safety implications are minimal and will be specified for each event and be subject to conditions, season etc. Typically for day events you will need walking sandals/boots, light cotton trousers, multiple cotton layers, a waterproof, sun-hat and sunscreen. Also bring drinking water or a drink with you. For evening events warmer clothes, and additionally a head-torch.

After the event

If you have time, bring some lunch and a flask of tea and join us for a chat. If you have any questions or suggestions after the event we will be there to listen.

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Sumner clock tower

147 Esplanade

Sumner

Christchurch, Canterbury 8081

New Zealand

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