Science Wānanga

Tēnā koutou katoa. Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!

Ko to rourou, ko toku rourou
Ka ora ai e te
Ka ora ai e te iwi
Honohonotia, honohonotia
Ka ora ai e te iwi
With my food basket (of knowledge), your food basket (of knowledge
For the betterment of
Weaving from above, weaving from below
For the betterment of people
Gather together
For the betterment of people

As Kaituitui Wānanga I’d like to welcome you to our website. Here you can find out what Science Wānanga is all about, keep in touch with latest news and events, check out our film and photo archive, look for scholarships and opportunities or join us to stay connected and share your ideas.

Science Wānanga are three day, hands-on experiences for Māori secondary students in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Staying on marae with university students, scientists and kaumatua, students get to hang out and do real science in their local communities. The strength of the programme are the supportive partnerships between iwi, schools and the University of Otago, Division of Sciences and Division of Health Sciences.

Wānanga encourage us all to explore the connections and actions between science, matauranga Māori and our lives, especially the links between human health & environmental health. If you’re a Māori student who’s passionate about the world around you, we’ll help you get to where you want to be.

Teachers & principals, take a look through our science teaching resources.

Rūnanga and hapu, read about the University of Otago’s commitment to iwi aspirations and Māori development in our Māori Strategic Framework or visit Māori ki Otāgo

Nau mai ki te kaupapa o Science Wānanga; Tuia i Hawaiki, Tuia i te Uru.

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