Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Ahi Pepe | MothNet

Ahi Pepe | MothNet

What is MothNet?

Ahi Pepe | MothNet is a citizen science project that aims to engage teachers, students and whānau with moths, and by doing this, gaining a better understanding of how the ecological world is made up of a network of connections and links.

Ahi Pepe | MothNet uses moths as a gateway to ecology, and science - a mix of everyday science and Te Reo.

MothNet champions learn all about New Zealand Native moths and their role in the ecosystem and how their distributions relate to the environment. In the process we contribute to the knowledge and understanding of moth distributions in New Zealand.

Two fundamental challenges for society and the environment are the loss of connection with the natural world and the fragmentation and decline of native, functioning ecosystems. Strengthening the ability of participants and their whānau to engage with societal debate on related issues such as climate change, environmental and ecosystem health and the ability of science to inform on issues of critical importance to New Zealand.

Selling badges and guides to raise funds
Ahi Pepe | MothNet Art Auction

In 2016 Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti submitted an abstract proposal to present a one hour workshop, ‘Science Through an Indigenous Lens – A Moth Study’ at the 2017 World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) in Toronto, Canada. Wēhīnā! I momoho ikeike tā mātou tono i te manomano. It was accepted! To help raise funds to enable ive Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti upper primary students to get all the way to Canada to attend the conference, we are hosting an art auction.


Project blog

Latest updates from the Ahi Pepe | Mothnet citizen science project, working to engage teachers, students and whānau with moths, and by doing this, gaining a better understanding of how the ecological world is made up of a network of connections and links.


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Kā manu o Rēhua me Dr Anderson

Barbara Anderson and tamariki from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori (TKKM) o Ōtepoti present the bilingual radio show, Kā Manu o Rēhua and Dr Anderson - A mix of Everyday Science and Te Reo Māori.


Meet the team


Participating schools


Why moths?


Identification


Beginners' Guides & identification


Resources


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Test your Te Reo with our moth quiz