activities & events    
 
 
 
The BioBlitz Base Camp at The Old Cable House, Titahi Bay is open from 10am on Sunday 6 March
for the final report on the extent of biodiversity discovered during the Mana BioBlitz 2011
 
Saturday 5 March we're at the Titahi Bay Surf Life Saving Club to look at what the scientists found over the past few weeks
Join us there. See the diary below for more details or go to the Final Weekend page
 
 
DIARY

Week 1 

Saturday 5 Feb Sunday 6 Feb Monday 7 Feb Tuesday 8 Feb Wednesday 9 Feb Thursday 10 Feb Friday 11 Feb
  at Surf Life Saving 
   Club, Titahi Bay
- 0930 Divers   
   Briefing  
- 10am Launch of
   the BioBlitz
-  4pm Beach
   Beastie judging -
Postponed
- Scientists set up
  in Base Camp.
- Talks & displays
- Rockpool walks
  from 5pm
  
- Dawn Chorus Bird Walk  -
CANCELED

- 10 am
Scientists open
   up Base Camp.
- Species list
   updated.
- 4pm close
Base Camp

- Survey Dive with
  The Dive Guys - 
Postponed 
  - Bryophyte scientists to
Mana Island with Alison Ballance
-Te Papa scientists to Mana Island
 
   
 - Porirua School
booked-AM session
 
NIWA marine scientists to Mana Island
 
 
 
 

Week 2 

Saturday 12 Feb Sunday 13 Feb Monday 14 Feb Tuesday 15 Feb Wednesday 16 Feb Thursday 17 Feb Friday 18 Feb
- BioBlitz Base
   Camp open day
   10am - 4pm
-Victoria University
  Scientific Dive 
 
- Diatom Scientists to Mana
 
 - BioBlitz Base
   Camp open day 10am - 4pm
   NIWA Marine Scientists Dive near Titahi Bay
- Home School 
   group booked in for whole day.
- St Theresa's
   School booked - AM session
 

- Te KKM o Te Rito School booked - PM Session

- Churton Park
   School booked -
   AM session
 
 
 

Week 3 

Saturday 19 Feb Sunday 20 Feb Monday 21 Feb Tuesday 22 Feb Wednesday 23 Feb Thursday 24 Feb Friday 25 Feb
- BioBlitz Base
   Camp open day
   10am - 4pm
- Talk & display on
   marine life by NIWA 
   Library 10am-12 noon
 
 - BioBlitz Base 
  Camp open day
  10am - 4pm
 late afternoon
search in Porirua harbour
  - 9am Rocky Bay and Whitireia Escarpment Botony Trip with Robyn Smith. Meet at 9am in the car park. Wear stout shoes and sunhat, bring food & drink etc. If weather is doubtful, call from 8am to confirm - 027 466 0362. Back up day is Fri 25 Feb
 - St Theresa's
School booked -
AM session
 
Seabird boat trip
with Mike Joy 
Aalbert Rebergen
Colin Miskelly
and NZOS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 - St Theresa's
School booked -
AM session
 
9 pm Meet at Old Cable House for Guided Freshwater Fish walk in Stuart park.
Please email to book: bioblitz@forestandbird.org.nz
 
Back-up day for Rocky bay botany trip
 

Week 4 

Saturday 26 Feb Sunday 27 Feb Monday 28 Feb Tuesday 1 Mar Wednesday 2 Mar Thursday 3 Mar Friday 4 Mar
- BioBlitz Base
   Camp open day
   10am - 4pm
- Victoria University
Scientific Dive Group
- Whiteriei Park session
 - BioBlitz Base 
  Camp open day
  10am - 4pm
- Beach Beastie sand creature competition
Judging at 2pm
Win a trip for 2 to Kapitit Island!
- Photography competitions closes
 - Book for Boat trip to Mana Island - 8 people at $50pp. Email bioblitz@forestandbird.org.nz
 Ruamati Beach School booked - AM session
 
- Book for Boat trip to Mana Island - 8 people at $50pp. Email bioblitz@forestandbird.org.nz
 
- Titahi Bay School -
SeniorGroup - PM session
 Ruamati Beach School booked  -AM session
 
Paremata School
- PM session booked
- Titahi Bay School -
Junior Group - AM session
 
- Book for Boat trip to Mana Island - 8 people at $50pp. Email bioblitz@forestandbird.org.nz
 
- Titahi Bay School -
Junior Group - PM session
 
9pm Radio NZ -Our Changing World with Alison Ballance
Mana BioBliz and Biodiversity


Final Weekend 

Saturday 5 Mar Sunday 6 Mar




- BioBlitz Closing
   Weekend.
- 10 am. Talks and displays on the months findings at Titahi Bay Surf Life Saving Club.
- More details here
 
- Prize-giving for Dive Refill Voucher from Dive Kapiti for best underwater photo

 
 - 10am BioBlitz Base Camp opens  12noon - Species tally closes.
 1 - 2pm Announcement of the months totals 
- 2pm Titahi Bay Sea Mammal sculptures
 
- 2- 4 pm Paddle a waka ama at Onepoto Rowing Club, Porirua Harbour. With thanks to Toa Waka Ama Club, Porirua