Freshwater Programme


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Freshwater Programme

The programme includes:

Marlborough stream study - an in-stream field trip designed to get students thinking about the things that live in streams and what they need to be healthy. The students work in small groups to measure water temperature, clarity and flow, and to sample and identify critters living in the stream. All equipment and facilitator provided!

Native fish session - a classroom-based session exploring Marlborough’s diverse native freshwater fish fauna. Life-sized models, photos, stories and video clips are used to learn about our native eels, galaxiids, bullies and more.

Catchments, stormwater and blue fish on drains - A school-based interactive session about how river catchments and the stormwater systems work. As a follow-up activity, students can attach blue kokopu fish shapes on stormwater drains around their school and neighbourhood.

Writers' Walk Challenge - students have the opportunity to submit their water poems for the Taylor River Writers' Walk.

Wai Korero booklet and kit - a waterways resource adapted to Marlborough with supporting resources/equipment for activities, including books, videos and posters.

More information on Writers' Walk

Go to Fish on Drains website

For more information, contact:

Anna Crowe, Freshwater Educator, email:

Peter Hamill, Environmental Scientist, email: