Pests in a library?

12 April 2017

Pest Detec Warkworth Lib

Young pest detectives who visited Warkworth Library on Pest Quest day in January had fun tracking down clues and culprits.  

The event was part of Auckland Libraries' summer 'Kia Maia Te Whai, Dare to Explore', reading programme. Children learnt about animal pests and how to keep native fauna safe via information, displays, a talk from Rebecca Kemp, biosecurity adviser at Auckland Council, and activities.

Amongst the activities was a pest hunt, which library staff set up by adapting our Pest Detective activity sheets to encourage the children to find pictures of droppings, pawprints and pest animals hidden around the library.  

Emily Flaws, Senior Librarian, Children and Youth, at the library said there was a lot of interest from all ages in the day's activities, which were aimed at encouraging children to become environmental ambassadors.