Te Kura O Te Kauri (The School of The Kauri)

UNLOCKING CURIOUS MINDS (2019)

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS: GERTH & PATRICK

This is an outreach/education project. We are developing a travelling classroom called Te Kura o te Kauri (the School of the Kauri) using the previously developed ‘Lab in a Box’ travelling lab as the base. The classroom will travel around the Auckland and Northland areas (where kauri dieback is the biggest threat) and focus on educating children in Years 5-8. The main goals of the classroom are to encourage kaitiakitanga of our forests, give hands-on experience with both western and mātauranga Māori approaches to the science of a healthy forest, and engage the senses through art, sound, and virtual reality technology.