Lagoon school on Tetiaroa

Education is a vital component of Tetiaroa Society’s mission. In our Education Program we use the island of Tetiaroa as a classroom for local and international students and community groups to teach about the natural and cultural heritage of the island and about the importance of sustainability.

Photo: Guide Herehia Sanford teaching Virginie Poly how to weave a fa'ari'i ma'a for our game.


For young guests of The Brando the Tetiaroa Society Guides host Lagoon School. This is an educational program for children between 6 and 12 years-old that lasts 2 to 3 hours. It is divided into four different topics: sea turtles, marine mammals, plants and marine ecosystems. During Lagoon School, children are involved in different immersive and interactive activities to develop first-hand knowledge of biodiversity, sustainability, and cultural heritage.


Activities created for the Lagoon School

who's who card game

Who’s who marine mammals special edition —> During this game children will learn more about the variety of marine mammals beyond just whales and dolphins. Students learn about diversity and physical characteristics.

The Guides are continually developing new ways to teach about the wonders of Tetiaroa. Recently they created two new games to teach about the biodiversity of the islands and marine mammals.

seven happy families card game

Seven happy families —> The goal of this game is for children to learn and identify some of the species they can observe in our waters. Each family represents a group of marine species (Sea turtles, marine mammals, fish, echinoderms, cnidarians, mollusks and crustaceans).

One of Tetiaroa Society’s Guides, Vanille Thullier, weaving coconut palms to make a fa'ari'i ma'a (traditional plate) for one of our games.