1 July 2021
Throughout this year, we’ve partnered with Toi Ohomai to host a cadetship for their environmental studies students to participate in. Our Sanctuary Mountain Rangers accompany these cadets around the sanctuary to partake in varying projects to enhance their knowledge and in-field experience.
From track-cutting to tree and species identification, the cadets get experience to a large variety of work at the sanctuary that they normally wouldn’t in a classroom environment. One of our cadets also took part in the kiwi survey where she was able to experience an in-field health check, as well as snapping a quick picture with the taonga species as well.
These types of programmes give the next generation of conservationists an opportunity to get their foot in the door and experience the job from day one. Such passionate students come through these types of programmes and we are always supportive of sharing the mana and the mauri of Maungatautari.
This is a fantastic way to get students out of the classroom and get real experience in the industry. If you’re a student and are interested in environmental studies, check out Toi Ohomai.