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Unique IDSU0203
Application Details
Entrant Club(s):Canterbury University Tramping Club (CUTC)
Entry completed by:Lexi Richards
Club Role:Membership Officer
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Category SelectionReminder that events and initiatives must have occurred in the eligible period: 7 September 2020 to 12 September 2021
Which category is this nomination for?Best Sustainability Initiative 2021
Name of event or initiative:Trap Building Night
Brief overview of the event or initiative:

We held a Trap-Building event where we assembled 50 Stoat Trap kit sets that were given to us by the Arthur's Pass Wildlife Trust. After putting together the traps, they were sent back to the Wildlife Trust to be placed out in the wild.

What were the aims of the event or initiative?

In the tramping club, we love spending time in the outdoors. Frequently we see the Stoat Traps while we are out and about, and this was a really awesome chance for us to help out New Zealand's wildlife organizations who are working so hard to protect our native flora and fauna.
This event was a chance for people to get together and work on a hands on project, while learning about conservation in NZ.

How did you make it happen?

By collaborating closely with Arthurs Pass Wildlife Trust, CUTC was able to successfully assemble 50 Kea-Proof DOC Stoat traps over two afternoons. With the support of the Arthur's Pass Wildlife Trust, CUTC had access to the materials, tools and information on how to construct the traps. It was particularly helpful in developing an efficient assembly line to make the traps. We turned to our club members to bring in common tools such as hammers. CUTC also tapped into the UCSA's venues by hosting the event in the Amphitheatre.

How did you make it better?

Despite being relatively uncomplicated, the first trap you make can be confusing and time consuming. To make it easier, we had a small group test run the building process so that we could have people on stand by helping people at the event. We also tried to implement an assembly line so that the process was more efficient, leaving less room for error because everyone knew how to complete their task.
If CUTC was to run the event again, we would encourage people to stay and build more than one trap, as they get easier the more you build.

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