Ngā mātauranga taiao
There are lots of ways for you to connect your family, tamariki and students to the awa. From formal education programmes to downloadable factsheets, there are a range of resources available to explore in and around the river.
Ko ngā māhita me ngā whānau
Teachers and Whanāu Resources
Ngā pūnaha hauropi ā awa
The ecology of the river refers to the relationships that living organisms have with each other and with their environment – the ecosystem. Check out the Science Learning Hub for a brief overview of river ecosystems.
Ngā hātaretare kitea ā wai māori
New Zealand has over 200 species of freshwater macroinvertebrates. An invertebrate is an animal that lacks a backbone. ‘Macro’ means the invertebrates are large enough to be seen without magnification – even though some can be as small as 1 mm in length. Science Learning Hub is a one stop shop for information about macroinvertebrates
He rauemi mātauranga nā Te Papa Atawhai
The Department of Conservation’s Education Resources
DOC’s education resources have a lots of ideas for exploring the environment, including freshwater card games, a Whio Forever education resource, and habitat heroes – exploring your local stream.