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.
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.
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.