Our repo (wetlands) are essential ecosystems rich in fascinating plants and animals. They also have many stories to tell us. Join us as we share our latest range of articles, activities, videos and interactives designed to support you to deepen your understanding, and love, of repo.

This webinar shares the mahi from a collaboration between Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research and Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao, the Science Learning Hub.

The content of this webinar links strongly to the Nature of Science, Living World and the Planet Earth and Beyond strands of the New Zealand Curriculum. However, by using repo as a context for learning educators can include ideas from all strands and show their learners how Science and te ao Māori are working together.

This session will be valuable for both primary and secondary school teachers, as well as kaiako at kura kaupapa as many of the resources are in te reo Māori.

Register here.

Joining the webinar

Follow these simple steps to join our webinar:

  1. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking on the link https://waikato.zoom.us/j/359736528 and following the instructions. You can also access Zoom on your phone, just follow the prompts.
  2. Find the chat box located in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. You may need to access this by clicking on ‘More’.
  3. Using the chat box, introduce yourself, where you teach and, if you are in a group, how many people are there.
  4. Set up your screen for optimal viewing. If you’re using a mobile device, you may wish to view in landscape. We recommend selecting a thumbnail view of the presenters – this way you can easily see what is being shared on the screen.

Then you can:

  1. watch, listen and respond via chat to the presentation and discussion
  2. ask questions using the chat box at any time
  3. continue your learning on Slack – our online discussion forum. See the #mātauranga-māori channel.

The Science Learning Hub team will be there to support you and answer questions.

PLD certification

We currently offer recognition of teachers’ involvement in our online PLD.

To qualify for a professional learning and development certificate, teachers must:

  • register for and watch the live webinar, or let us know they have viewed the recorded version once it is published on the website
  • register in Slack and participate in our discussions about te repo/wetlands in our #mātauranga-māori channel.

Related content

For an introduction to mātauranga and science, read this article and discover many more resources under our Mātauranga Māori topic.

Related recorded webinars include:

Useful links

Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research has published several resources with te ao Māori approaches:

  • Te Reo o Te Repo – The Voice of the Wetland – handbook
  • Māori values and wetland enhancement – poster
  • Māori environmental monitoring: processes and indicators – poster
  • Taonga classifications and species – poster


Thank you to the editors and contributors of Te Reo o Te Repo – The Voice of the Wetland for permission and support to adapt this publication, and funding from Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research and MBIE’s Unlocking Curious Minds initiative.

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