Map to adventure
The film included a riddle scene in a cave so I stocked the trail maps inside Zealandia’s own Morning Star mine. Kids used a torch to find their map, then explored the valley to find the spots marked X.
I developed and produced the trail materials and liaised with Zealandia’s cafe to offer free spider drinks to children who successfully decoded their map.
Poetry in the valley
Four short poems I wrote for the event were placed around the valley at the spots marked X. Children found these and translated the symbols on their map sheet to solve a riddle.
The poems and riddle touched on Māori legends, making the trail educational as well as entertaining.