Papa Taiao Earthcare
This year we’re really excited to be partnering with Raglan Area school and Papa Taiao Earthcare in a brand new school based NCEA level Karioi Earthcare program (Terms 3 and 4). The program involves practical, hands-on conservation activities in challenging physical environments and an opportunity for students to gain up to 23 credits. We have 15 year 11, 12 & 13 students participating this term!
Educators for this program are qualified staff from A Rocha Aotearoa NZ/ lead organisation for the Karioi Maunga ki te Moana project and Papa Taiao Earthcare – our partner organisation for this program.
Students will gain NCEA qualifications in predator control and learn about the biology of different predators that are easily found on and around Karioi Maunga. Students will also learn a huge amount about our local maunga and the work the Karioi Project is involved in.
In future years, we hope to extend the program to include enterprise and sustainability NCEA credits and to explore other ecosystems and environments. Building on the ambitious vision that seeks to see New Zealand become predator free by 2050 we envision this program as a pathway to employment in conservation, ecosystem restoration, environmental/resource management and sustainable technologies.
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