Year 1 – 10 Programmes

Māra Kai – A Traditional Maori Garden Available in Term Two

Dates: Monday, 29 April 2019 to Friday, 31 May 2019

Curriculum links: Social Sciences
Suitable for Year 3 – 10 students
Duration: 2 hours

Students will take part in hands -on thinking based session exploring the use of Māra kai by early Māori.

They will critically examine types of kai (food) and gardening tools available in the past as well as understand the role that seasons and karakia (prayer) played in the success of crops.

Experiences will include working co-operatively in Rotorua Museum’s own Māra kai and participating in a range of tasks such as preparing soil, weeding, pest control and harvest of crops.

The session will conclude with an opportunity to sample kumara, hue (gourds) and riwai (potatoes).

Available 29 April 2019 - 31 May 2019 (every day except Wednesday).

$1 per student for resources.

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