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Welcome to 2021!

We hope you had a lovely break and are ready for whatever 2021 brings.

Celebrating wetlands – te repo

We are excited to share with you our most recent collaboration: Tuihonoa Te Reo o Te Repo. This set of resources draws extensively from Māori-led repo research published in Te Reo o Te Repo – The Voice of the Wetland cultural wetland handbook (2017) by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research.

In ecological terms, wetlands are ecotones – transitional habitats between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. In cultural terms, wetlands are of special significance to Māori. Our resources explore the connections between repo, plant and animal species and people with a kaupapa Māori approach.

Tuihonoa Te Reo o Te Repo

He kohinga rauemi pāhekoheko a Tuihonoa Te Reo o Te Repo hei āwhina i ngā kaiako ki te whakatītina i ngā ākonga kia tū hei kaitiaki mō ngā repo. E whai ana hoki kia tū tiketike mai te mātauranga Māori, mā roto i ngā mahi whakaora taiao.

Nga rauemi i roto i te reo Maori

Te whakamahi i ngā rauemi o Tuihonoa Te Reo o Te Repo hei whakarite ara whakaako curates our collection of te reo Māori resources drawn from Te Reo o Te Repo – The Voice of the Wetland. He kōrero hei āwhina i te kaiako is a mātauranga pūtaiao framework for kaiako with suggestions on how to use the repo resources.

English-medium resources

Repo (wetlands) – a context for learning curates our collection of English-medium resources, along with pedagogical and curriculum information. The interactive Wetlands – inquiry and action learning process supports educators who are interested in local wetland connections and restoration. We have created Te repo/wetlands – a public collection for you to copy and use.

Wetlands: FREE professional development

Join Greta to explore the new resources: Te Repo – wetlands as a context for learning. The webinar will investigate repo ecosystems and highlight how science and te ao Māori work together to understand, protect and restore these special places.
Date: 11 February 2021
Time: 4:00–4:45 pm
Register here.
Get even more hands-on by attending a local event to celebrate World Wetlands Day.
Keep an eye out for our two other webinars coming up this term – Vision and Science in ECE.

Support for 2021

As the new school year begins in Aotearoa (and continues for our colleagues in the northern hemisphere), the Hub is here to help. Get in touch if you’d like help with curating resources, looking for science concepts and topics, or wanting to hook up with an expert.

Don’t forget our PLD section has heaps of webinars, and planning and pedagogy resources that you can download and read at the beach. All the best!

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