Sunday, 9 July 2017

Leilani - Winter Learning Journey! Day # 3 Wild Eye!

Day # 3 Wild eyes!

Activity 1: Curious Kiwi, a native New Zealand bird, is your tour guide for today. He is going to take you to visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park where many of his aunties and uncles currently live. The bird park is a five hour drive from Dargaville so you hit the road right after breakfast and arrive in Otorohanga at lunch time. As you walk through the birdhouse you learn about the work being done to conserve and protect the native birds of New Zealand. You decide to help out by ‘adopting’ a native animal. Visit the Adopt a Critter page’ on the Otorohanga bird house website to choose one animal to adopt. On your blog, tell us the name of the animal that you chose and a little bit about them. What kind of animal are they? What do they eat? Where do they normally live? You can use Google to help you with your research.
What I have picked to adopted - Kereru

What kind of animal is it - Bird

What a Kereru eat's - Rats , stoats , cats and there eggs

Where does Kereru's live - They are only found in New Zealand , you can spot them a forest , parks , reserve and gardens.

Colour - Green , purple , bronze and the breast is white.

kingdom - Animalia

Family - Columbiformes

It is 51 cm

It is 650 g

Activity 2: After your great visit to the Otorohanga bird house it is time to hop back onto the bus and head towards the Hawke’s Bay – your resting place for the evening. Hawke’s Bay is a beautiful region of New Zealand. It is known for its wineries and gorgeous scenery. When you arrive in Napier, the largest city in the region, you go for a walk through Waitangi Regional Park and notice that many of the leaves on the native trees have been damaged. Curious Kiwi tells you that they were damaged by possums, non-native predators, from Australia. People in New Zealand are working hard to trap and kill these predators. Their goal is to remove all of the possums (and other predators) by 2050. Go to the Predator Free 2050 website’ to read more about their work.
On your blog, tell us whether you agree that New Zealand should be predator free. In your opinion, is it right to kill all of the predators (eg. possums) or should we just leave them alone? On your blog tell us what you think and give us, at least, three reasons why you think this way.
Once you have finished your blog post, it is time to relax for the evening. You and your friends have a nice dinner and then head to bed. You are just about to fall asleep when you hear something moving around outside your hotel. It sounds like a large bird. Maybe it’s a Moa…
To learn more about the Moa bird go to the bonus activity for today!
I think that New Zealand should be predator free because all of the predators is killing all of our animals and nature.
Reason 1 - We should just leave the possum's
Reason 2 - The possums are trying to find food and a place to sleep
Reason 3 - Many people are killing possums because how they are runing around it their way just wait for it to go past.

Bonus Activity: A really cool new website called Wild Eyes has recently been launched in New Zealand. It is a programme for students who want to complete fun activities (called ‘missions’), take pictures and post them on the Wild Eyes site. For this bonus activity, go to the Wild Eyes site and complete the ‘Giant Moa Discovery’ mission. To earn full points you must post a picture of your Moa on the Wild Eyes website and on your personal blog site. The Wild Eyes team and I can’t wait to see what you create!

I can't d the bonus one because my perant's didn't give me permission to do it.


  1. Hi Leilani what amazing work I have read this post you have made is great I shared it with my family. They went a little over board. They said your work s better than mine I said where both great they said whatever.

    From Madison :)...

    1. Hey Maidson

      You family is super funny make sure you say to them thank you for saying that my friends work is good.I really hope that your winter learning journey is much as amazing than mine.I hope that you have an amazing holiday's BYE BYE!!

  2. Hi Leilani,

    I love that you have adopted a Kereru. They are very special birds because they are native to New Zealand. In your post I see that you have listed a weight (650 g) and a height (51 cm). Are those the average measurements for a Kereru?

    I had to laugh when I read the comment from Madison's family about your post. It's so cool that you guys are sharing your learning with each other and with your families! For what it's worth, I think that you have both done an awesome job!

    Keep up the great blogging. You have another full week to learn, create and share your learning with us. We're really excited to read what you post next.


    1. Hey Rachel!

      Thanks for posting a cool comment on my blog.Every day I will be working hard on the Winter Learning Journey work so that I can do other post aswell.

      Yes that comment that Madison said she showed it to her family I thought that was quite funny aswell.

      For the meserments I think that is a size for some of Kerus.I am not to sure.

      Have an amazing rest of the holidays stay safe and God Bless you!,