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Haere mai – Come on board a full-day, waka-themed
excursion for your students.
First stop, step on board one of the waka hourua
(traditional double-hulled sailing canoes) docked at Taranaki Wharf in Wellington
Harbour and meet the Pacific voyagers.
Next stop is up to you – your class can choose its own adventure
from four voyaging experiences:
1. TE PAPA:
PACIFIC NAVIGATION PROGRAMME
Investigate Pacific migration, navigation and voyaging vessels.
Visit an exhibition and get hands-on in the Hīnātore Learning Lab where you will use 3D design
to create your own waka.
SUSTAINABLE COASTLINES: LOVE YOUR COAST
Learn about the effects that plastics have on the marine environment
and simple solutions we can all use to reduce single-use plastics and prevent
litter from getting to the coast in the first place.
WELLINGTON MUSEUM: JOURNEYS
Experience rich stories of journeys made to, within and from Te
Whanganui-a-Tara, the mighty Wellington Harbour. Tap into ideas of exploration, migration and conservation.
$3 per student
PLACE: NAVIGATION – SUN, STARS & TOOLS
Join a practical workshop to investigate how compasses and GPS
work, followed by a planetarium show looking at navigation using the sun and
$7.50 per student, 1 free adult per 10 students, additional
Download A Waka Odyssey Teacher Resource Kit
Curriculum links: History & Culture, Technology, Science, Te Reo