Planet Earth & Beyond

Scientist: Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe)

        Brief overview of mahi: Regarded as one of the world’s foremost Indigenous astronomers and scholars leading the revitalisation, protection and dissemination of Māori astronomy and mātauranga Māori, Professor Rangi Matamua’s research focuses on Māori astronomy, traditional practice and its relationship to culture, ceremony, religion and environment. 

Links and possible activities:

Students explore the changes in seasons (what’s happening in autumn) and the tohu/signs in their area (particular plants changing) – evidence could be a diary of observations from the class, observational drawings

 

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Scientist: Jamie Ataria

Area of Interest: Contamination of Ahuriri estuary

Links:

https://bioprotection.org.nz/Ataria+Jamie
http://www.cawthron.org.nz/people/23-jamie-ataria/
http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/sites/default/files/TO%20Te%20Ara%20P%C5%ABtaiao%20Maori%20scientists.pdf
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10574024
http://instructionalseries.tki.org.nz/Instructional-Series/Connected/Connected-2015-Level-2-Have-You-Checked/Learning-from-the-Tangata-Whenua    http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/person/dr-james-ataria

 

Scientist: Lorraine Dixon

Area of Interest: Environmental Science   

Links:

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/809-restoring-mauri-after-the-rena-disaster    https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/images/2704-lorraine-dixon     https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/videos/243-cultural-indicators   https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/videos/245-awa-and-iwi

 

Scientist: Kimberley Dynes

Area of Interest: Water Quality

Links:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/84875195/kaikoura-water-quality-red-zone-not-helped-by-springfed-streams

 

Scientist: Pauline Harris

Area of Interest: Astronomy

Links:

https://www.victoria.ac.nz/science/about/staff/pauline-harris http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/person/dr-pauline-harris  https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1274-revitalising-maori-astronomy
https://www.curiousminds.nz/profiles/pauline-harris/

 

Scientist: Dan Hikuroa

Area of Interest: Geology

Links:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10574024
http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/person/dr-daniel-hikuroa
http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/project/restoring-mauri-rotoitipaku-industrial-waste-site

 

Scientist: Rangi Matamua

Area of Interest: Māori Astronomy

Links:

http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/person/associate-professor-rangi-matamua
http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/news-events/news/matariki-star-year
http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/news-events/news/matariki-ahunga-nui-matariki-provider-plentiful-food
http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/sites/default/files/newsletters/NPM_Newsletter_Aug16_Web2.pdf
https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1274-revitalising-maori-astronomy
https://www.stuff.co.nz/pou-tiaki/300045463/first-ever-mori-science-award-winner-calls-out-racism

 

Scientist: Shaun Ogilvie

Area of Interest: Environmental Science

Links:

http://www.tehonongapukenga.ac.nz/user/143
http://www.cawthron.org.nz/people/33-shaun-ogilvie/
https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1048-reviving-toheroa

 

Scientist: Hannah Rainforth

Area of Interest: Water science

Links:

http://instructionalseries.tki.org.nz/Instructional-Series/Connected/Connected-2014-level-3-Why-Is-That/Counting-Kakahi
http://www.perceptionplanning.co.nz/hannah-rainforth.html

 

Scientist: Mana Vautier

Area of Interest: Astrophysics

Links:

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/201804135/mana-vautier-maori-astronaut
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/kiwi-nasa-engineer-shooting-for-the-stars-to-be-first-maori-in-space
https://sciblogs.co.nz/matau-taiao/2016/06/08/matariki-awards/
https://sciblogs.co.nz/matau-taiao/2016/05/19/powering-potential-in-young-maori/
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503438&objectid=11754402
https://instructionalseries.tki.org.nz/Instructional-Series/School-Journal-Story-Library/Living-the-Dream