Posted on 17 November 2020
EBM workshop for Marlborough teachers
Sustainable Seas researchers are supporting teachers to pass on ecosystem-based management (EBM) knowledge to the next generation.
Last week (12-13 November) Conrad Pilditch, Simon Thrush, Kura Paul-Burke, Steve Urlich and Eric Jorgensen led a 2-day workshop for 8 science and social science teachers from Marlborough Girls’ College.
Next year, the school is introducing new sustainability courses for Years 9 and 10. The purpose of the workshop was to build the teachers’ confidence and knowledge in ecosystem-based management, and the 7 principles, so that they can incorporate EBM into the sustainability courses.
This workshop arose from the a long-standing relationship between Sustainable Seas researchers and Melynda Bentley, a teacher at the school.
Day 1: Waikawa
Ian Shapcott and Sylvie Heard from Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Trust (the iwi mandated organisation that represents those Te Ātiawa people who whakapapa to Te Tau Ihu) also attended the day 1 workshop.