The winter exhibition on Blackball’s geology was prepared in partnership with the senior students at Paparoa Range (Blackball site) school. Geology teacher, Kent Gallagher gave a fascinating talk to the students on the history of the earth and they went from there. The Blackball plateau is made up of sediment from the Paparoas and the children built a clay model of the topography, helped by Jerry Fulford. They also researched the flora and fauna. Tony Manuel (Ngati Porou) donated a painting which forms the motif for the exhibition.