COVID-19 and the City Nature Challenge

Kia ora koutou!

As we all settle into our new normal of staying home to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we've been thinking about what it means for the City Nature Challenge in Dunedin.

The health and wellbeing of New Zealanders is our main priority. As such, we will be following the Government’s guidelines and regulations at all times.

We're trying to see the positives.

Being at home is the perfect opportunity to explore nature in your backyard — you'll just have to check every nook and cranny for species to include in the City Nature Challenge! You may be quite surprised by how much you find when you look close.

Connecting people and communities with nature

The City Nature Challenge has always been about connecting people and communities with nature. It allows us to celebrate the healing power of nature — by coping with stress and improving the health of both ourselves and nature. It means we can come together, unite and share the nature in our backyards from across the world. In such uncertain times, this sense of connection is more important than ever!

But we must stay safe, stay home and save lives by reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Even when you're around home, the key is to be sensible and take every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay at least 2 metres away from people from outside your bubble at all times, avoid touching your face, wash your hands thoroughly, wash your phone with hot soapy water and a rag (being careful not to get water into any openings).

— Kimberley, John and David (your Dunedin organisers)

Read more about the City Nature Challenge and COVID-19.

Posted by kimberleycollins kimberleycollins, March 29, 2020 07:05

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