Education Outside The Classroom: Awa, kohatu

Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa and Dr. Ihirangi Heke head out to te awa o Waikato and Waipa to talk about how our environments can give clues as to how or why we behave the way that we do.


The environment today is our awa (river), the realm of Parawhenuamea and Rangahua. An understanding of how these two atua came to be, their characteristics and how they behave can provide us with an understanding about ourselves and also about different exercises we can perform to achieve greater health and well being.


If we become more aware of these connections to our environment, we will be able to identify the positive and negative behaviours we share and make positive changes for ourselves, our whanau and our community.

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