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i-SPY Nature This Summer!

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Get out into nature this summer and discover New Zealand's hidden taonga with our i-SPY exploration guides.

Download our i-SPY sheets and either explore your local Estuary or a Rocky Shore near you.  There are nine species in our sheets for you to find with images and measurements to help in your discovery.

Don't forget to show respect for wildlife and keep safe during your exploring.  There are useful points on our sheets to guide you.

Win a Virtual Penguin Encounter!

Post photos of you and your crew exploring nature this summer on social media using the hashtag #natureispynanz or email us to tell us where you explored nature to go in the draw to win.
Entries close 10 February 2021, you'll find all the terms and conditions on your i-SPY sheet.

Get Started!

Download your exploration sheets today and get exploring.

i-SPY Activity Sheet Download

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1 February 2023

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