10 Mar 2017

Cat tracking with children in Otago

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:32 pm on 10 March 2017

A group of Otago primary school students have been tracking their own cats in areas where predator traps have been set for possums and rats.

Children at four schools took part in an interactive classroom project, How Safe is My Cat, as part of a joint initiative with Curious Minds, Landscape Connections Trust (LCT), Orokonui Ecosanctuary, and the University of Otago.

Clare Cross - an educator from Orokonui Ecosanctuary - worked with the budding scientists and is looking at what can be done with the findings from the cat-tracking. She speaks to Jesse Mulligan about the project.

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