Join the Science Learning Hub as we talk with Tame Malcolm (Te waka o Te Arawa, Ngāti Tarāwhai, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Ngararanui, Ngāti Whakaue) about his work and PhD exploring te ao Māori views and values on pest control.

Tame was raised in te ao Māori, has completed a range of science qualifications and worked in various biosecurity roles. He brings these experiences to his current mahi as operations manager at Te Tira Whakamātaki – a not-for-profit Māori biodiversity network.

In this session we will chat with Tame about his experiences and hear examples of how both mātauranga and science have been part of his journey.

This session will be valuable for upper primary and secondary school teachers and people interested in mātauranga, science and pest management.

Register here

Joining the webinar

Follow these simple steps to join our webinar:

  • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking on the link and following the instructions. You can also access Zoom on your phone, just follow the prompts.
  • Find the chat box located in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. You may need to access this by clicking on ‘More’.
  • Using the chat box, introduce yourself, where you teach and, if you are in a group, how many people are there.
  • 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 and join 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 #mātauranga-māori or in the Slack learning reflections channel.

If you need any help accessing our Slack forum, please see our help info or email us.

Related content

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

You may also be interested in our other webinars discussing mātauranga and science

For more on biosecurity check out our topic here or explore New Zealand’s Predator Free 2050 vision.

Useful links

Tame Malcolm has featured in a range of online articles. You can listen to his interview with RNZ here or find him sharing his knowledge of plants in Aotearoa on the Te Amokura website here.


We would like to thank Tame Malcolm.

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