Year 1 – 10 Programmes
Māra Kai – A Traditional Māori Garden Only available April/MayAlways on
Curriculum Link: Social Science
Suitable for: Years 1 – 10
Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Students will take part in a 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.
Please note this education programme is only available during April and May each year.