Year 1 – 10 Programmes
Māra Kai – A Traditional Māori Garden Available 23 March 2020 - 15 May 2020Dates: Monday, 23 March 2020 to Friday, 15 May 2020
Curriculum links: Social Sciences
Suitable for Year 3 – 10 students
Duration: 2 hours
Students will take part in a hands-on thinking based session exploring the use of Māra kai by early Maori.
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.
For 2020 a new wet weather alternative is available indoors.