Sam Gibson: Balance Between Mātauranga Māori and Western Practice

In this workshop Sam shares some of his formative experiences, from his early experiences hunting with his grandfather to his eventual return to the East Coast to do conservation work in his region. Sam shares some of the monitoring methodologies he uses to measure ecosystem health. Using mātauranga Māori and western science, this includes observing traditional mahinga kai species such as Pikopiko, Kareao, Tawa and Kohia fruit as well as introduced species such as trout and deer. As well as coming to understand what it means to return our ecosystems to a state of balance, Sam looks at the potential of Tāne to restore balance within us as individuals and as whānau. Follow Sam on IG: https://www.instagram.com/sam_the_trap_man/