Climate Change

Te Ipukarea Society in Mangaia – Climate Change Project

Te Ipukarea Society’s project office Alanna Smith was recently in Mangaia conducting a couple of school projects including the Strengthen Resilience in the Climate Change (SRICC) funded learning by doing weather stations programme, which is currently being delivered to all schools in the pa enua. The project introduces students to a range of different weather instruments, Kestrel meters, rain gauges, barometers and a wireless weather station. Students are then taught what each instrument is measuring, how to correctly read each instrument, how to record the data and then interpreting the data collected. The learning by doing project was developed so school students can become more aware of the changes occurring in their micro climate and potentially be able to able to forecast the likes of approaching depressions with their given instruments.

Weather stations in Mangaia

Tukau school with weather instruments

Omoka students with weather stations