Details for the 2015 NatureWatch NZ Christchurch workshop

Here is our schedule for our Christchurch workshop on 4–5 July.

The venue is the education room of Travis Wetland in North Beach. Use the Beach Road entrance and carpark. Click here to see a map.


  • 9:30-10:00 cuppa, muffins, informal introductions
  • 10-10:30 Colin Meurk chair of NZBRN: introduction to restoration in NZ and its monitoring, where NatureWatch NZ fits in
  • 10:30-11:30 Jon Sullivan: Introduction to NatureWatch NZ, what's it for, how you use it (includes making the Tamaki place, and phone app)
  • 11:30-12:00 Steve Pawson: Projects on NatureWatch NZ (set up a project for use in the afternoon)
  • Reminder: install iNaturalist mobile app if you have a smart phone or tablet (help available over lunch if needed)
    If using own camera, please check that the date and time are correct.
  • 12:00-13:00 lunch, sponsored by Environment Canterbury
  • 13:00-13:20 Jon Sullivan: Essentials of monitoring
  • 13:20-13:40 Jon Sullivan: Tips on how to take good photos for nature watching, and how to add sound and video.
  • 13:40-15:00 everyone outside doing ecoblitz style documentation of 10 m X 10 m plots and garden bird survey and other methods
  • 15:00-15:30 afternoon tea
  • 15:30-16:30 upload all observations to project (those that weren't uploaded in the field via the mobile app), identifications and curation of each others' observations
  • 16:30-17:00 Shane Orchard: Bulk uploading lots of data at once to your project.
  • 17:00-17:15 wrap up and comments
  • invited along for dinner
  • Sunday:

  • 9:30-10:00 cuppa, muffins, more introductions
  • 10:00-10:30 More tips on using custom fields with projects and other clever tricks to get the most out of projects
  • 10:30-11:00 group discussion on who needs what
  • work in groups throughout the day targeted at the needs of each restoration group
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