Exploring Environment through Science and Filmmaking, Giving a Voice to Nature.

What is Curious Tamariki?

A creative exploration of nature, science and filmmaking for young people. Giving a voice to nature.

AN ADVENTURE:  Nature workshops and games about streams, forests, birds and more.

BUILDING SKILLS: Filmmaking workshop, learn important filmmaking techniques, editing and speak the language of film.

TELLING YOUR STORY: Use your new filmmaking skills to create a film that shares your stories, knowledge and feelings about the environment, films will be started during the workshops and finished in your own time with support.

SHARING STORIES! A community showcase to share the films with your community.


Explore, upskill, be a leader and give a voice to nature!

Dates & Details, 2021 :

Curious Tamariki Titirangi: 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd July from 10am - 4pm each day, based in Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery with day two on the 20th based from Karamatura Farm, Huia.

Community Film Showcase: 9th September at 6:30pm at Flicks Cinema Lopdell House.

Curious Tamariki Howick: 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th of  October from 10am - 4pm each day, based in UXBRIDGE Arts Centre with day one on the 11th based from Mangemangeroa Reserve.

Community Film Showcase: Date TBC

Registrations for the adventures this year are now open! Please register using the form on the website and share with your friends and family. 
About the Curious Tamariki program:
Young people explore nature with scientists by joining an environmental science experience at a local park or reserve.
Then they attend a filmmaking workshop to learn how to capture and edit their own footage into a short film, all with the help of a professional documentary filmmaker! 
Films will be on the big screen as part of a big showcase at the end of the year!  

Science helps us see the world from a different perspective: it magnifies the microscopic, detects the invisible, and even shows us what happened long before humans arrived in Aotearoa.


A film also helps us see the world from a different perspective: it highlights different angles, puts someone else’s view in focus, and frames our everyday surroundings in surprising and entertaining ways.


That's why together they’re the perfect way to explore Kaipātiki's environment.


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