what we can learn from our grandparents

How to save the planet: what we can learn from our grandparents

As the world struggles with the effects of climate change, how can we do our part? Visit our new exhibition at Western Bay Museum to find out! How To Save The Planet – what we can learn from our grandparents opens 2 November and runs until late February 2023.

Drawing on objects from the museum’s collections, the exhibition re-visits attributes such as thrift and frugality, to see what is really practical for us to do today. Skills like preserving, mending, growing your own fruit and vegetables and reducing waste are encouraged. The exhibition will also highlight local businesses and organisations who are doing their bit to reduce waste in the Western Bay of Plenty.

As part of this exhibition, we're running a number of fabulous free community talks and workshops from November - February 2023. Check out the flyer (below) for a description of our November talks and workshops and details on how to register and stay tuned for details on future workshops! We'll also be sharing a weekly blog on our social media channels with related content.

We would like to take this opportunity to extend a big thank you to the Western Bay of Plenty District Council for sponsoring this exhibition.

The Western Bay Museum is located at 32 Main Road in Katikati and is free to Western Bay residents and ratepayers and is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm.

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32 Main Road
Katikati 3129
New Zealand

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