Imagine a 3000 hectare prime piece of habitat made safe for NZ birds, insects, lizards and bats. Imagine a brilliant reserve that happens to also be one of Aotearoa's Great Walks. And now imagine that the driving force behind this remarkable restoration project is the next generation of New Zealanders!
Kids Restore the Kepler is a major conservation project with a difference. As well as having conservation goals seeking to restore birdsong in the area, the project also has a strong education focus. The project aims to help Fiordland's young people, from pre-school through to college, develop knowledge, values and skills so they can be confident, connected and actively involved in caring for their environment.
Working in conjunction with partners, sponsors, businesses and the community, Fiordland's young people intend to be the kids who restore the Kepler!