This project aims to develop a mātauranga tool that will take a crossdomain perspective on the health of the environment from whenua to moana (land to sea). The aim of the pilot is to develop a te ao Māori framework with Te Wharekura o Maniapoto (Te Kuiti) and Te Wharekura o Rakaumanga (Huntly) which will measure the state of the mauri (the essence of all living things) in the habitats. The ultimate goal is to transfer the framework into a mobile application to support students to engage in kaitiakitanga, with the long-term expectation of promoting the tool throughout the region.
The project is a collaboration between Manaaki Whenua and Te Wharekura o Maniapoto, Te Wharekura O Rakaumanga, Manaaki Te Awanui, Ngāi Te Rangi – Otawhiwhi Marae, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Boffa Miskell. The project is supported by the Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund and co-funded by the BioH Challenge. Challenge co-funding will be used to support three initial wānanga, which will develop the framework and then support planning for a regional showcase of the mobile app with the tauira (students) who designed it.
This project is an extension of the Unlocking Curious Minds project Tūhonohono from 2017, connecting people to place.
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