Free Back Of House Tours - Take a Peek for Conservation Week 

When:
Mon 9-Fri 13 September,  11am-11.45am and 2pm-2:45pm
Where:
Tory Street or Cable Street
Cost:
Free entry. Bookings are essential
Type:
Talk 

Free Back Of House Tours  Take a Peek for Conservation Week!
Mon 9 Sep 2013, 11.00–11.45am, 2pm–2.45pm 
Tory Street – meet at main entrance
Free entry, but booking essential

Go back of house with the experts and discover some of New Zealand’s rare, threatened – or extinct – species, and how collections can help with conservation.

Join palaeontologist Alan Tennyson as he takes a tour of Te Papa's collection of extinct birds. He explains how these specimens of the past are identified and what lessons we can learn from them.

Maximum 15 people. Email Melanie Dash melanied@tepapa.govt.nz or
telephone 04 381 7109 to reserve your place.

 

Free Back Of House Tours  Take a Peek for Conservation Week!
Tues 10 Sep 2013, 11.00–11.45am, 2pm–2.45pm 
Cable Street – meet at main entrance
Free entry, but booking essential 

Go back of house with the experts and discover some of New Zealand’s rare, threatened – or extinct – species, and how collections can help with conservation.

Joibotanist Carlos Lehnebach for a talk about our native orchids and their pollinators. Learn about the current efforts to propagate them and secure their conservation in the wild.

Maximum 15 people. Email Melanie Dash melanied@tepapa.govt.nz or
telephone 04 381 7109 to reserve your place.

 

Free Back Of House Tours  Take a Peek for Conservation Week!
Wed 11 Sep 2013, 11.00–11.45am, 2pm–2.45pm
Tory Street – meet at main entrance
Free entry, but booking essential 

Go back of house with the experts and discover some of New Zealand’s rare, threatened – or extinct – species, and how collections can help with conservation.

Join entomologist Ricardo Palma and discover the good, the bad and the ugly in nature conservation.

Maximum 15 people. Email Melanie Dash melanied@tepapa.govt.nz or
telephone 04 381 7109 to reserve your place.

 

Free Back Of House Tours  Take a Peek for Conservation Week!
Thurs 12 Sep 2013, 11.00–11.45am, 2pm–2.45pm
Cable Street – meet at main entrance
Free entry, but booking essential 

Go back of house with the experts and discover some of New Zealand’s rare, threatened – or extinct – species, and how collections can help with conservation.

Join botanist Antony Kusabs as he uses objects from the Te Papa botany collection to discuss past and present conservation issues that threaten New Zealand's unique flora. Learn how the collection can help to inform conservation managers.

Maximum 15 people. Email Melanie Dash melanied@tepapa.govt.nz or
telephone 04 381 7109 to reserve your place.

 

Free Back Of House Tours  Take a Peek for Conservation Week!
Fri 13 Sep 2013, 11.00–11.45am, 2pm–2.45pm 
Cable Street – meet at main entrance
Free entry, but booking essential 

Go back of house with the experts and discover some of New Zealand’s rare, threatened – or extinct – species, and how collections can help with conservation.

Join botanist Leon Perrie as he talks about rare fern specimens, held in Te Papa's collection,that Te Papa staff have recently discovered. In particular, he discusses the species of fernsat the centre of the current debate concerning mining on the Denniston Plateau.

Maximum 15 people. Email Melanie Dash melanied@tepapa.govt.nz or
telephone 04 381 7109 to reserve your place.