Two decades ago, the founders of EcoQuest* imagined a learning community where, through education and research, young, motivated people would become catalysts for sustainability.
In close collaboration with colleagues at the University of New Hampshire, they created programs around the theme of Ecology in Action, based on New Zealand’s unique natural, political and cultural landscapes. This was recently followed by a program focused on sustainable agriculture & food systems.
At heart, we believe well-grounded, well-rounded scientists and policy makers have a critical role in the kaitiakitanga (guardianship) of our planet; our programs are designed for this purpose. Good hearts, good minds, good science.
*EcoQuest was established in 1999 as the EcoQuest Education Foundation. In July 2023, the Foundation was renamed as the ‘EcoQuest Centre for Indigeneity, Ecology, and Creativity’.