the Open VUE project
NATURE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Open VUE (Valley Urban Ecosanctuary) is working towards turning North East Valley, Dunedin, into an open unfenced urban eco-sanctuary, through ecological restoration and community-led predator management.
Previously, we have run an education programme in schools, teaching children and their families about the wildlife and the introduced predators that visit their gardens. We hope to be able to engage with households to see how comfortable people are with the idea of biodiversity enhancement, backyard predator management and initiate predator mapping using the best available detection tools.
We’d love for you to be a part of the Open VUE family
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Making trap boxes was a good experience for young and old and really made a difference around our place”
I thought it was a good idea to have the hui at the end of the project as it allowed all the schools to get together and see what everyone has been learning”
Meet The Dream Team
Because teamwork makes the dream work
Community Engagement Coordinator
"I love working in a space that combines a multitude of different disciplines - education, conservation, community engagement, research"