With special guest presenter Thomas (Tame) Malcom
The Department of Conservation proudly presents our Matariki Tauranga Moana 2021 event, Matariki, Mātauranga Māori and Modern Science, hosted with Café Scientifique.
Special guest presenter Thomas (Tame) Malcom is an award winning environmental scientist that can speak with mana to the cultural connections, collaborations between indigenous practices and western science. His research and practices include Mātauranga Māori applied in tandem with a modern scientific approach for the protection of our native species and bush.
Thomas (Tame) Malcom
Current role as Kaihautu / Director Te Putahitanga
Tame has more than a decade’s experience in environmental management roles in the Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Canterbury and Marlborough regions. This has included working for OSPRI (TB Free), Waikato Regional Council and the Department of Conservation.
He has been a member of the Bay of Plenty Conservation Board and was a member of the Advisory Board for Biological Heritage National Science Challenge. He has spent the last few years as operations manager for Te Tira Whakamataki which enables him to work with Māori communities.
Thomas (or Tame) is a descendant of Te Arawa whanui and Ngāti Ruanui. Born and raised in Rotorua, he has been fortunate to have been raised learning Te Reo me ona tikanga.
Café Scientifique is a forum to raise awareness of science. Because of our love of science innovation and industry, Saffron Consulting has successfully organised and sponsored Café Scientifique in Tauranga as a community project to inform and inspire since 2012 with support from the University of Waikato.
Café Scientifique Tauranga has been going since 2005 and holds at least eight presentations per year with a mix of academic and industry topics and hosts some international lecture tours. The Cafes are now so successful we have outgrown every café in Tauranga and now meet at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club with seating up to 300 people.
When: 21 June, 6.30pm – 8.45pm, ?Café doors open at 6:30 for a 7pm start to the presentation.
Where: Tauranga Yacht Club 90 Keith Allen drive, Sulphur point
Price: $5 door fee, which contributes to ongoing presentations of Café Scientifique.
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