10 Mountains to Sea: KI UTA KI TAI Under the Sea 2

Course Description

You will explore how humans impact our environment with a focus on the mountains to the rivers and the sea. You will learn how to use their understanding of mathematical, scientific and social science concepts, as well as Matauranga Māori, to make your own conclusions regarding the sustainability of human actions. You will also get involved in Citizen Science. Humans have had major impacts on our environment. Our learning will begin on the land and then journey through freshwater and into the sea. You will make informed management decisions using their knowledge of Kaitiakitanga and Ecosystem Based Management. 

Learners will work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 - Life below the water. 

  • What is the impact of human activity on mountains, rivers and oceans with a focus on the physical and chemical aspects of waterways? 
  • How can I make a decision based on other people's perspectives in order to minimise human impact on the ecosystems on the mountains, rivers and oceans? 
  • How can I use kaitiakitanga and ecosystem based management to inform the decision making process?