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  • Love rākau/native trees? We do too! And find out about our first PLD webinar in te reo Māori.

    Pūtaiao and te reo Māori resources

    Hereturikōkā – the third lunar month of the Māori year – will herald new resources and learning opportunities on Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao.

    PLD webinar in te reo Māori

    Join Dr Haki Tuaupiki in He whetū ki te rangi, he waka ki te moana: Māori voyaging and navigation knowledge. Haki has researched pūrākau, whakataukī and karakia to recover traditional Māori navigational knowledge. Haki will share his kōrero, followed by an opportunity for participants to ask questions and engage in discussion. This webinar will be presented in te reo Māori.

    Thursday 11 August 4:00–4:40 pm.

    Register here

    He aha hoki tērā rākau? – new resources coming soon

    Keep an eye out for soon-to-be released resources on rākau/native trees. This exciting set of resources is bilingual and includes te reo Māori-only Word documents for kaiako to adapt as required. The articles are extensively illustrated with images and diagrams.

    The key science concepts covered are:

    • pollination and seed dispersal
    • seeds and germination
    • leaf structure and photosynthesis
    • classification and identification.

    Celebrating our te reo Māori content

    We’re a science website, so we find stats pretty interesting. Our most recent Google Analytic statistics report shows that mātauranga Māori resources have some of the highest number of views from our New Zealand audience. The Matariki star cluster was the most popular article followed by Mātauranga Māori and science. We update the article Resources with Māori content whenever we add new content. It’s brimming with great material!

    Combining science with the arts – webinar

    Save the date – 8 September, 4:00–4:45 pm. Discover how to make science learning engaging, meaningful and a lot of fun! Dr Carrie Swanson will join us to discuss drama and science. She has recently contributed to the book Science and Drama: Contemporary and Creative Approaches to Teaching and Learning and she brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm.

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    Science Learning Hub – Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao

    Published 3 August 2022 Referencing Hub articles
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