Public engagement by scientists enriches and grows a love of science across the many communities that we all belong to. On this page, I feature popular articles and online resources, some of which also reflect co-creation of research with communities. It is a privilege to consider that the research developed has contributed to the creation of knowledge/art installations, from whakairo (carving as an Indigenous expression of knowledge) in Antarctica to ‘whakataukī palisades’ at a major tribal festival, to a catalogue for a Chicago art exhibition (Martyn and Wehi 2017), to a story on kurī in the School Journal.

An exciting new collaboration with illustrator Giselle Clarkson is coming, in both English and te reo Māori, based on the Indigenous knowledge of ecology embedded in the names of one of New Zealand’s common trees – Carpodetus serratus