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Sea Week

It's not too late to enter the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenge! We've extended the closing date until the end of January. So hop onto the Seaweek website and let us know what action you can take to protect our oceans. You could win $500 towards your work from the New Zealand Coastal Society or juniors could win a family pass for a cruise with Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari or passes for Rainbows End and Burnsco Child Gift Packs containing a beach tennis set, an aqua water soaker, a Burnsco mask snorkel and a surf bounce ball from the Auckland Outboard Boating Club. It's easy to enter so do it now! https://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Sea Week

Another fantastic entry in our Senior Ocean Champion competition from Happy Steps in Dargaville.
Senior Ocean Champion Challenge Name: Happy Steps into the future

What is the problem your Ocean Challenge is trying to solve? Caring for tangaroa kaitiakitanga

How will your Ocean Challenge solve this problem? Be specific – identify objectives, actions and outcomes: We are wanting children to experience an environment where they will develop working theories and make sense of their natural world. To take care of tangaroa and everything it has to offer. Extending children’s interest and knowledge around sustaining our kai Mōana and what it takes to look after it to become a kaitiakitanga of the sea. We will be undergoing Seaweek with lots of knowledgeable fun exciting activities and information for our tamariki and any whanau who wishes to join us.

How will you engage with others to undertake your Ocean Challenge? We will be sending out a news letter to parents and whanau inviting them to join our Seaweek extravaganza. We are hoping for visits from our local community organisations to join us and explain to us the importance of their jobs (DOC and MPI) we are also trying to get hold of our local Coast Guard to teach us the importance of water safety.

How will you measure the success of your Ocean Challenge? The engagement of the tamariki, Photos, learning stories and whanau contributions.

Tell us about your Ocean Champion Challenge and you can win fantastic prizes from New Zealand Coastal Society, Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari and Auckland Outboard Boating Club. Enter now: https://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/
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CHRISTCHURCH / CANTERBURY

ecan-logoThere will be lots of Seaweek 2019 events happening in Christchurch/Canterbury and full details will be posted here as we receive them. Contact the Christchurch/Canterbury Regional Coordinator if you’d like to organise an event: Jocelyn Papprill – email: Jocelyn.Papprill@ecan.govt.nz, phone: 027 703 0772

 

 

If you attend a Seaweek 2019 event you can win a copy of The Collins Field Guide to the NZ Seashore by completing one of our online Event Reports to tell us what you enjoyed about the event.

 

Christchurch / Canterbury Seaweek 2019 Events:

 

 

Sea Week Special: Defend, Conserve, Protect with SeaShepherd NZ

Wednesday 6 March 2019, 7 – 8.30pm at Canterbury Workers Educational Association (WEA), 59 Gloucester Street, Christchurch.

Come along to this public talk to celebrate SeaWeek!
Sea Shepherd New Zealand is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Learn about the issues we face in NZ waters and the campaigns Sea Shepherd are running including: Operation Pahu to protect our precious Hector’s Dolphin and the Marine Debris Campaign. Find out how you can be part of this powerful if sometimes piratical force for good.

Entrance: Gold Coin koha

Contact: Lottie Vinson, email: programme@cwea.org.nz Ph: (021) 120-1654

More info: https://cwea.arlo.co/courses/349-social-issues-soap-box

 

 

What’s in a teaspoonful of seawater?

Tuesday 5 March 2019, 5.30 – 7pm at Spark Place, ground floor – Tūranga, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011.

The library venue at Tūranga is a 10 minute walk from the bus exchange.

An evening’s talk by Dr Paul Broady – What’s in a teaspoonful of seawater?
There can’t be much can there? But we’re talking about extremely small microbes and some very large numbers are involved. Life in the ocean is dominated by microbes so even in a very small volume there are many different types. The total number of individuals easily surpasses the human population of Christchurch! Also, different microbes perform different functions in the complex ecological webs of interaction that are active at this tiny scale.

Paul’s talk was popular last year – come and learn more about our fascinating marine environment.

Free but koha welcome to allay cost of venue hire.

Contact: Jocelyn Papprill, email: jocelyn.papprill@ecan.govt.nz Ph: (027) 703-0772

 

 

 

Farewell to the Godwits

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 6 – 8pm at Southshore Spit Reserve

6pm: Meet at Southshore Spit Reserve at the end of Rockinghorse Road. Enjoy a free sausage sizzle, music and information stalls.
6:30pm: Council Park Ranger and bird expert Andrew Crossland will tell us about the incredible journey these little birds make between our Estuary and Alaska, followed with a short guided walk to view the birds up close.

Free event.

Contact: Tanya Jenkins, email: info@estuary.org.nz Ph: (027) 224-5627

More info: https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/find-a-learning-opportunity/show/2230

 

 

Children’s Art Workshop

Wednesday 6 March 2019, 3.30 – 5.30pm at Mt Pleasant Centre, 3 McCormack’s Bay Rd, Christchurch.

Children’s Art Workshop with local artist, Robyn Webster. target age: 8-13 years of age.
Cost: $20 payable on the day to cover materials. Limited spaces; book early.

Wear clothing you don’t mind getting paint or inks on.

Contact: Jocelyn Papprill, email: jocelyn.papprill@ecan.govt.nz Ph: (027) 703-0772

 

 

Marine Metre Squared

Why not grab a Marine Metre Squared kit and go out to discover what lives on your local shore?

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Not too late to enter the 2019 Seaweek Ocean Champions Challenge!

Not too late to enter the 2019 Seaweek Ocean Champions Challenge!

The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education has extended the closing date for entries in its annual, national Seaweek “Ocean Champions” competition to Thursday 31 January 2019. This year’s Ocean Challenge requires entrants to undertake a specific action to help solve a problem in the marine environment. There are two award categories – Junior (under… Read More

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Sea Week

It's not too late to enter the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenge! We've extended the closing date until the end of January. So hop onto the Seaweek website and let us know what action you can take to protect our oceans. You could win $500 towards your work from the New Zealand Coastal Society or juniors could win a family pass for a cruise with Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari or passes for Rainbows End and Burnsco Child Gift Packs containing a beach tennis set, an aqua water soaker, a Burnsco mask snorkel and a surf bounce ball from the Auckland Outboard Boating Club. It's easy to enter so do it now! https://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/ ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Sea Week

Another fantastic entry in our Senior Ocean Champion competition from Happy Steps in Dargaville.
Senior Ocean Champion Challenge Name: Happy Steps into the future

What is the problem your Ocean Challenge is trying to solve? Caring for tangaroa kaitiakitanga

How will your Ocean Challenge solve this problem? Be specific – identify objectives, actions and outcomes: We are wanting children to experience an environment where they will develop working theories and make sense of their natural world. To take care of tangaroa and everything it has to offer. Extending children’s interest and knowledge around sustaining our kai Mōana and what it takes to look after it to become a kaitiakitanga of the sea. We will be undergoing Seaweek with lots of knowledgeable fun exciting activities and information for our tamariki and any whanau who wishes to join us.

How will you engage with others to undertake your Ocean Challenge? We will be sending out a news letter to parents and whanau inviting them to join our Seaweek extravaganza. We are hoping for visits from our local community organisations to join us and explain to us the importance of their jobs (DOC and MPI) we are also trying to get hold of our local Coast Guard to teach us the importance of water safety.

How will you measure the success of your Ocean Challenge? The engagement of the tamariki, Photos, learning stories and whanau contributions.

Tell us about your Ocean Champion Challenge and you can win fantastic prizes from New Zealand Coastal Society, Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari and Auckland Outboard Boating Club. Enter now: https://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/
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