March 31, 2015
Swamp study generates science resource
Two te reo Maori resources were launched today at Tauranga's Te Wharekura o Mauao as part of a programme to encourage interest in the sciences among Maori secondary school students.
The resources were developed by the city's House of Science with support from regional economic development agency Priority One in collaboration with the kura.
The Nga tikanga o te wai me te whenua resource kits are based on the school's Te Repo/wetland project, which uses the land and water to support language acquisition and other curriculum areas.
Chris Duggan from the House of Science says they will allow students to undertake hands-on, inquiry-based learning with all the equipment provided for 11 different activities.
Priority One is responding to demographic and labour predictions that suggest 25 per cent of the region’s population will be Maori in 2063, well above the national average, which means the number of Maori engaged in tertiary education needs to increase for the social and economic success of the region.
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