Kaitiakitanga: Guardianship and Conservation
Experience New Zealand’s friendly atmosphere, diverse cultures, and stunning scenery on this three-week Global Prep adventure. Learn how to be an environmental guardian, kaitiaki in Māori, a unique indigenous culture with a profound sense of respect and care for the earth.
You’ll have the opportunity to hear talks given by the Wellington City Council, the Department of Conservation, Indigenous experts, and University scholars. You’ll also have the chance to volunteer, attend workshops, and participate in hands-on experiences to grasp the best sustainability practices and ideas that New Zealand has to offer. Students will take part in daily workshops and seminars run by a diverse collection of sustainable tourism organizations and individuals passionate about environmental stewardship in New Zealand.
Outside of workshops, you will have the chance to explore Wellington’s beautiful scenery as part of educational excursions. And, you’ll experience Māori language and culture during a Marae experience. All these activities center around the Festival for the Future, New Zealands’ largest youth forum, where students can engage with New Zealand’s groundbreaking ideas for the future.