Tiaki Taiao is a biological science educational resource that has been developed to inspire and enhance the environmental thinking of rangatahi in response to the impacts of the MV Rena grounding that occurred in April of 2011.  It is provided as a critical response to the level of cultural learning associated with students that can affiliate to tangata whenua in particular.

It also provides a curriculum associated to local knowledge and history for mainstream students in general.

This is a resource that strengthens local knowledge, culture, history, identity and the connection that we all have to our environment in Tauranga Moana.

Tiaki: (v) to guard, preserve, care, protect.

Taiao: (n) environment, natural world, earth.