Using an indigenous cultural lens of innovative thinkers to engage in Pūtaiao, Science, Taiao and Environmental Education.
Who? Ngāpuhi taitamariki aged 13 to 18 years.
When? Monday 29 March to Thursday 1 April 2021 – yes, the week before Easter.
Where? Hosted by the hau kāinga of Moria Marae, Whirinaki.
How much? Kore utu.
PŪTAKE – What are we trying to achieve?
Bringing Ngāpuhi taitamariki together and providing a space for whanaungatanga allows them to consider their individual and collective options of kaitiaki in our hāpori.
Taitamariki who have an interest in science, environmental sustainability, maths and technology, will get to participate in ngā mahi a te rēhia, while learning about a variety of environmental kaupapa.
The noho provides a range of options for outdoor hands-on learning activities such as riparian planting, pest management, water quality investigation, monitoring and assessment, kaupapa waka and rongoā Māori. Providing genuine experiential learning and engagement in and for our local environments as a ‘living laboratory’ Pūtaiao approach. This is where science concepts are already embedded in matauranga Māori, te reo me ōna tikanga, making education more meaningful, to help taitamariki Māori reclaim science in Ngāpuhi.
We hope to engage and familiarise taitamariki with environmental initiatives, lift their understanding of kaitiakitanga, and show them how they might be able to contribute to their iwi and hapū in the future. Through this kaupapa, we are aiming to increase the number of our young people to pursue careers in the fields of science, environmental sustainability, technology and business.
POU – Who have we brought together?
Dropping the names of a few tangata rongonui never hurt, so here we go with a few acknowledgements. Thank you all for your contributions to this kaupapa. We couldn’t do it without you:
Some feedback from whānau:
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