Conservation Careers Day – 8 May 2024

What a great experience for local high school students at the Conservation Careers Day, where they explored potential career paths in environmental conservation.

The morning started at the Botanical Hill Reserve with Nelmac, where students engaged in pest control strategies and learnt about drone usage and apps in conservation. This session provided a hands-on introduction to the technological tools used in modern conservation.

The journey continued at Natureland Wildlife Trust, where students crafted enrichment treats for monkeys and birds, and got involved in the daily care routines, including enclosure cleaning and feeding pigs. These activities offered a glimpse into the day-to-day responsibilities of wildlife conservation.

At NMIT Richmond campus students discussed study options and career opportunities with field experts, gaining insights into various pathways.

The day concluded at Eves Valley, where the students learnt about local ecology and conservation technology.

This Conservation Careers Day inspired many students, enriching their understanding of conservation and its various facets.

Organised by Nelson Regional Development Agency, Nelmac, Natureland and NMIT