Education Profile: Wilson Pearse
Posted on 16 April 2018
Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō is proud to support our students in their tertiary and trade futures. Here is a profile from one of this year’s Education Grant recipients, Wilson Pearse.
My name is Wilson Pearse. I am 20 years old, originally from Hastings but am currently living in Palmerston North. I attend Massey University, where I am in my second year of my Bachelor of Science with a major in Environmental Science and a minor in Planning.
Throughout my first year of study I was inspired by current environmental issues to pursue a specialisation in Plant Science. This specialisation would allow me to pursue the preservation of our natural taonga, as well as increasing the introduction of native species.
I initially gained an interest in the use of native plants after visiting the native plants nursery that my tupuna wahine worked in before retirement and from my mother passing on knowledge of the uses of harakeke. From this I want to further implement and increase the nutrient absorption via native vegetation in riparian zones and constructed wetlands in both farming and industry.