Deep Time Walk

25 Sept Hatea Loop

We are excited to announce that we are hosting a Deep Time Walk in Whangarei, New Zealand on 25th September as part of Global Climate Strike week.

The Deep Time Walk is a very poignant reminder of just how incredible our existence is and pro

vides an essential context to our current human induced climate crisis.

The walk travels 4.6km across Earth’s 4.6 billion year timeline at a rate of one million years per meter. Starting at the formation of the solar system and the creation of Earth, Deep Time Walk covers significant events in Earth’s deep history, including the formation of the Moon, plate tectonics, the early evolution of life, dinosaurs and much more.

The walk will put into context humanity’s rich ancestral heritage and give you an insight into the interconnectedness of life. It will help you comprehend Deep Time – the vast age of our Earth – and explore the destructive impact our species is having on the integral functioning of our living world. Deep Time provides “a radical perspective, provoking action not apathy … [it] is the catalysing context of intergenerational justice; it is what frames the inspiring activism of Greta Thunberg and the school climate-strikers, and the Sunrise campaigners pushing for a Green New Deal in America.”

A deep-time perspective requires us to consider not only how we will imagine the future, but how the future will imagine us. It asks a version of Jonas Salk’s arresting question: “Are we being good ancestors? ”

Our very first Deep Time Walk in Aotearoa New Zealand will follow the Hatea River Loop in Whangarei, Northland.

Please dress appropriately for this outdoor event including sensible footwear and waterproof clothing.
Places limited to 20, so please book.
Meet at 12pm Reyburn House, Town Basin.
We will finish at Reyburn House, Town Basin. For more information on the Deep Time Walk, please visit

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