Have you ever wondered where to find glowworms in the Abel Tasman? Which are the best walks for people with babies or toddlers? Or needed help to motivate the kids on a bush walk?
Project Janszoon is delighted to launch two Abel Tasman “Toolboxes” designed to give locals, visitors and education providers access to expert advice, activities and helpful information about visiting the Abel Tasman National Park.
The public will also have the opportunity to ask scientific and conservation specialists questions about the park, its wildlife, and the conservation efforts underway through an “Ask an Expert” forum on Project Janszoon’s website.
Project Janszoon director Bruce Vander Lee says the Toolboxes will be useful for bach owners, locals and visitors as well as schools.
“We have so much great information about the Abel Tasman and skilled people who are working there all the time and we wanted to give the public access to that expertise. It is also a way to provide resources for schools heading into the park who aren’t part of our education programme and we will continue to develop the resources in both toolboxes,” he says.
The toolboxes and Ask an Expert forum are part of Project Janszoon’s new website which has been developed with local website company ShiftOn.
“It was great to be able to help Project Janszoon tell their story through this new website, and in turn help them achieve their goal of future proofing the conservation work in the park by inspiring the next generation of environmentalists,” says ShiftOn director Johny O’Donnell.
The Project Janszoon website still includes popular sections like the Abel Tasman webcams at Awaroa, Anchorage, Astrolabe and Torrent Bay. It can be viewed on www.janszoon.org.