Our sessions use the flora and fauna of Te Wao Nui as a vehicle to illustrate and explain the relationships intrinsic to the Māori world. Students will gain greater understanding and appreciation of Māori culture and its many principles and practices, for example kaitiakitanga, whakapapa, karakia, and rongoā.
Our Matauranga Māori sessions focus on one element of Te Ao Māori, which you are able to choose while booking.
The session focus you select will enable us to tell a cohesive and interactive story throughout the Zoo as we journey and explore Matauranga Maori themes together.
Sessions with a Zoo Educator will last for approx. 45 minutes. Outside this time you are free to explore the Zoo. Most schools plan to arrive for 9:30am opening and leave by 2:00pm.