Te Ao Earth Nature Weekend

Te Ao Earth Week

Te Ao Earth Nature Weekend

23rd + 24th of September 2023 across Greater Ōtautahi Christchurch

Get out in nature and celebrate Spring!

Join in the outdoor fun across the region and embrace nature in a variety of ways including markets, eco-workshops, walking hidden trails, waterway clean-ups, and spring ocean swims!  There is something for everyone over the weekend – click on the links below .

🌿🌏 23rd Sept World Rivers Day on the Ōtākaro Avon River, 10am-2pm, 230 Cambridge Tce, Christchurch Central

World Rivers Day

A family fun day out to celebrate our waterways and learn what you can do in your own home to help improve the health of our rivers.  Right across the road from the Margaret Mahy Playround, in and around the Edmonds Band Rotunda. There will be entertainment in the Band Rotunda during the whole event, food trucks, loads of fun kids activities, interesting information and regular tours of the Ōtākaro Orchard

🌿🤸🏽‍♀️ 23rd Sept Christchurch Envirokids, 10am – 1pm, Kiosk, City Botanic Gardens, free entry.
Soil: Where Our Food Comes From. Roger McLenaghen, a soil scientist from Lincoln University will share his knowledge on soil in fun & interactive ways!

🌿🪴 24th Sept Climate Action Campus Open Day + Market 10am-2pm, 180 Avonside Drive, Christchurch

Spring Market
Visit the Climate Action Campus, meet the chickens, get some food and stroll the Market stalls.  Lots of seedlings and house plants for sale, crafts, food and an amazing garden raffle.

🌿🌊 24th Sept Early Morning Ocean Swim, 8am Sumner Beach, 301 Main Road, next to the surf life saving building. (If catching bus, number 3 leaves Ilam road at the University of Canterbury at 7:21am)

🌿🖐️ 24th Sept Qi Gong in the Park, 11am Hansen’s Park – opposite Te Ara Sophia, 275 Fifield Tce, Opawa.

🌿🌳 23rd/24th Sept Native Tree Planting sites across the city – get in touch to find out more [email protected]

🌿🥾 23rd/24th Sept Rod Donald Trust Trails across the PeninsulaBanks Peninsula, Greater Ōtautahi Christchurch

If you’d like to support the activities by volunteering or giving a donation to help pay for equipment or supply food and drinks for volunteers for the weekend please contact Luke by email: [email protected]

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