You’ll examine the challenges facing New Zealand’s clean, green image and what needs to be done to protect our world-famous habitats and landscapes.
Courses include botany, biology, geology, waste water and recycling management, outdoor leadership, coastal management, resource legislation, personal risk management and biosecurity.
Field work in remote reserves and national parks turn the theory into practice – with trips to Fiordland, Coromandel and the Central Plateau.
Keep your eyes peeled for plants, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. You’ll also gain practical skills in chain sawing and all-terrain vehicle driving and walk away with qualifications in first aid, maritime radio and weed spraying applications.
Our tutors are friendly and knowledgeable and the practical activities help foster strong student friendships which turn into important contacts when graduates head out into the industry.
If you enjoy getting away from it all, being in the middle of nowhere, and are passionate about conserving the environment, this is the place for you.
Graduates can also complete the third year of the University of Waikato’s Bachelor of Science right here at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in Tauranga.