Nanogirl to hold free shows
The Moko Foundation is collaborating with Nanogirl Labs to provide access to two free Science Shows this Saturday in Kaikohe and Waitangi presented by Michelle Dickinson and Krystal Lee Brown.
Ma¯ta¯toa is an exciting one hour live bilingual science show suitable for the whole wha¯nau. Presented in the Nanogirl team’s trademark explosive and fun style, Ma¯ta¯toa is a journey that rediscovers ma¯tauranga Ma¯ori passed down through pu¯ra¯kau, our myths and legends. Connecting the audience to the knowledge around them and showing how this knowledge — and the new discoveries that our tamariki make in the future — can help to shape our world.
The shows are at 10.30am at Waitangi Treaty Grounds or from 5pm at Northland College, Kaikohe.
Thanks to the generous sponsors these shows and kai are free to attend, and the Moko Foundation would like to help families attend by providing free transport.
It will provide a bus from Kaitaia and back for each show. Space is limited to 53 people on each bus and people are welcome to take the whole wha¯nau. To confirm a seat on the bus please email [email protected] or call 021 335 278.
If you would like to attend but will be organising your own transport please also email [email protected] or call and so we can confirm your spot at the show and ensure there is enough catering.
Nanogirl says: “Ma¯tauranga Ma¯ori draws together our people, our land and our collective knowledge.
“We can learn to innovate and discover in a sustainable way, valuing our connection and role as kaitiaki, to the world around us and our people and our roots. We embrace ma¯tauranga Ma¯ori in our work, and have co-created this with a team of amazing people to guide the narrative to respect regional tikanga and the exploration of legends of Ta¯whirimatea, Ru¯aumoko, Tangaroa, and more.
“We believe that creating positive and fun experiences through storytelling can help to build young people’s confidence to be inventors and innovators. We purposefully design for diversity, and approach development with recognition of the barriers to entry that many face. Ma¯ta¯toa performances are provided at no cost to the community thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.”
Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) seen working with Whanga¯ rei student teachers Holly Weber (left) and Blake Pattison earlier this year, will give two free science shows in the Far North on Saturday.