Oamaru Penguin Symposium



Event Details


The next Oamaru Penguin Symposium will be held in Oamaru, New Zealand, on Thursday 3th and Friday 4th of May 2018.

The Oamaru Penguin Symposium is a biennial meeting attended by researchers, volunteers, field workers, students and rehabilitators from all types of organisations. The symposium began in the late 1990’s as the “Blue Penguin Scientific Symposium” to provide information to the community about the effects of tourism on the blue penguins at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony. The symposium grew to include other New Zealand penguin species, with recent years seeing the inclusion of penguin species from outside New Zealand. To continue the growth of the meeting and to provide an opportunity for discussions about other seabird species, the penguin symposium is open to include presentations on all aspects of seabird biology and conservation. The aim is to encourage participation from a wide variety of seabird researchers and enthusiasts.  This year we will also look to hold workshops during the meeting, please let us know if you have suggestions for these.

Venue:  The venue is the Oamaru Opera House with the day meetings held in the O.D.T Inkbox theatrette.

Registration:  The cost is $145 per person to attend, which includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea both days. Attendance for one day only will be $80. There will be a dinner on the Thursday night, cost and location to be advised. A field trip visiting both the nearby Yellow-Eyed Penguin colony and the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony is included.

Register either by emailing the convenor or online at our website:

http://oamarupenguinsym.wixsite.com/2018

Accommodation:  Oamaru has a wide range of accommodation, much within easy walking distance of the venue. Visit Tourism Waitaki’s website to find out about available accommodation: www.visitoamaru.co.nz/accommodation.aspx

Presentations:  Those interested in presenting please let us know at time of registering. Early expressions of interest in presenting are encouraged!

Convenor: Philippa Agnew, Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, Waterfront Rd, Oamaru,

research@penguins.co.nz

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony