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2014 Science Wānanga

March 2014, Ōtākou Marae, Dunedin

In March 2014 Science Wānanga delivered a Wānanga to year 9-11 students at Ōtākou Marae, Dunedin. The Wānanga focussed on resource management, fisheries, and coastal erosion. The Wānanga attendees included:

  • 46 year 9-11 students
  • 8 teachers
  • 9 postgraduate students and academics

The Wānanga was delivered in collaboration with Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou.

August 2014, Omahu Marae, Hastings

'Te Kākano, Te Hua, Te Kai, Te Oranga', the purpose of the August Science Wānanga was to explore the interconnections between food science and the wellbeing of tangata whenua. The Science Wānanga team travelled to Omahu Marae, Hastings to deliver the Wānanga to year 8-10 students. The Wānanga focused on sensory food science, food product development, processing and tasting. Rangatahi were also provided with the opportunity to tour a local food processing plant to view in-depth the processes which contribute to creating a food product. The Wānanga attendees included:

  • 31 year 8-10 students
  • 5 teachers
  • 7 postgraduate students and academics

The Wānanga was delivered in collaboration with Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga and Omahu Marae.

September 2014, Ngā Tai Whakarongorua Marae, Tinopai

September 2014 saw the Science Wānanga team deliver a Wānanga to year 9-11 students at Ngā Tai Whakarongorua Marae, Tinopai. The Wānanga focussed on water chemistry, physics and Māori traditional sports.

The physics programme looked at magnets, electrical circuits, super conductors and what makes up light. The physics programme also touched on aspects of Matauranga Māori, in particular, Māori astronomy and how early Māori used the stars, moon and sun for navigation, fishing and planting. The chemistry component investigated the influence agriculture, technology and natural occurrences have had on the quality of our waterways.

The Wānanga attendees included:

  • 42 year 4-10 students
  • 8 teachers
  • 9 postgraduate students and academics

The Wānanga was delivered in collaboration with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whatua and Ngā Tai Whakarongorua Marae.

November 2014, Waikawa Marae, Picton

In November 2014 the Science Wānanga team delivered a Wānanga to year 9-11 students at Waikawa Marae, Picton. The Wānanga focussed on the importance of marine science, neuroscience and Hauora Māori and how these are connected to the wellbeing of tangata whenua.

The marine science theme investigated shark conservation, water chemistry in Queen Charlotte Sound and introduced the Marine Metre Squared citizen science project. The Hauora Māori and neuroscience components were based around sensory stimulation and what the day to day life of a researcher involves.

The Wānanga attendees included:

  • 23 year 10-11 students
  • 3 teachers
  • 7 postgraduate students and academics

The Wānanga was delivered in collaboration with Waikawa Marae.