When we got there we learned how to Navigate using a less modern tool (the stars). The star lab teachers taught us Maori names for stars and how to use them to Navigate our way to Matariki.
|Listening to the Te Papa educator|
For example, the red star that rises before Matariki is called Putatara. Putatara lets everyone know that Matariki is on its way. Putatara is also a traditional Maori musical instrument that lets everyone know when there is a significant event.
We reflected on what we learned and wrote it on some stars. These stars will be woven into a big Kete and be shown at TePapa.
|A Harakeke Star!|