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29 July 2007
black dog on beach with rubber duck on his head

Following in the footsteps of
Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer
, students and teachers at the Small Kauri Early
Childhood Education Center in Mangere Bridge, New Zealand are using drifting
rubber ducks to learn about the sea and the action of the tides in Manakau
Harbour. Eleven intrepid rubber ducks, sporting the words “If you find this
duck please phone” with the phone number and name of the school, were launched
near the school in lFollowing in the footsteps of
Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer
, students and teachers at the Small Kauri Early
Childhood Education Center in Mangere Bridge, New Zealand are using drifting
rubber ducks to learn about the sea and the action of the tides in Manakau
Harbour. Eleven intrepid rubber ducks, sporting the words “If you find this
duck please phone” with the phone number and name of the school, were launched
near the school in late January of this year. To date, three ducks have been
recovered; one trapped locally within the harbour, one on the Awhitu peninsula
and one 15 km (9.3 mi) North of Muriwai Beach. Included with the press release
sent to RubaDuck was a photo of Stig the dog posing with his new duck friend at
Awihtu. Anyone who finds a rubber duck from the Small Kauri school is
encouraged to contact them as soon as possible. The staff at RubaDuck also
welcomes any reports or updates on the status of this exciting project.