The EcoQuest Challenge
These are programs for open-minded, conceptual thinkers. During their stay in New Zealand students will be challenged to combine existing knowledge and awareness with new experiences and concepts through involvement in real-world issues and problem solving.
Haere Mai! - Welcome!
Toitū te Marae o Tāne,
Toitū te Marae o Tangaroa,
Toitū te Iwi
Protect and strengthen the
realms of the Land and Sea,
and they will protect and
strengthen the People.
Te taenga ki te Ao hou - Arrival in a New World
Your flight across Te Moananui-aKiwa—the great Pacific, will take you through the night, leaping forward a day into a bright Aotearoa dawn. The shift begins, everything is different: night is day, right is left, the sun goes backwards. You are seeing with fresh eyes. Capture that feeling and let yourself be immersed in our place, our culture. Our papa kāinga (field centre) by the sea will become your home.
Whatever your pathway, if we can widen your vision, earth your understandings, and encourage an abiding fascination for the natural world, we can feel assured that you will work towards sustainability wherever you belong.
Every place needs its guardians.