Believe it or not, there are rich biodiversity hotspots operating under Aucklanders' very noses, right in the middle of the city. Pukekawa, the hill Auckland Museum sits upon, is most well-known for the Museum building and the big fields that surround it, but hidden away throughout the Domain are rich stretches of forest that contain a remarkable amount of flora and fauna to be discovered.
Our CSI: Pukekawa programme (standing for Citizens Science Initiative) gets Auckland kids involved with the incredible discoveries scientists are making in the Domain. Using advances in technology to connect budding Citizen Scientists with professionals around the world, it's a way for curious minds young and old to be involved with the constant ecological discoveries being made globally every day. Check out what the kids of Glenbrae School got up to when they joined some of our Museum scientists on an adventure into the roads less travelled that surround the Museum.
Learn more about our CSI: Pukekawa programme and book here.