School holidays: Matariki – Bringing our stars to life

NatLib Matariki Jul 23

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Description

Mānawatia a Matariki!

Come join us in learning about and celebrating Matariki. Using a mixture of storytelling and interactive learning, the National Library will help tamariki and whānau connect with the rhythms and seasons of the natural world, and the kaupapa of new beginnings.

Suitable for: Years 1 to 8 and whānau
Learning areas: Social sciences (including history), English, te reo Māori, science and the natural world.
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free

Tamariki and whānau will learn:

• How Te Iwa o Matariki was formed in the sky as part of the creation of Te Ao Mārama (the world of light)
• The unique role of each star and their essential relationship between the cosmos, the earth and tangata whenua
• How tangata whenua formed special relationships with the natural world which gave rise to scientific knowledge and practices developed through a process of adaptation and change.

If you can’t get to this time have a look at the other times we are holding this event:



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