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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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LINKS

Organisations

Experiencing Marine Reserves is a national marine education programme of experiential learning about marine conservation. EMR wants as many as people to learn from and experience marine reserves. To find out more contact info@emr.org.nz and watch their Kermadec video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kIYhlJWsCk

Sustainable Coastlines:  Coastal clean ups, experiential learning and sustainable solutions.

Sir Peter Blake Trust:  Information and resources on Care for our Coast (beach clean up) and other marine programmes.

New Zealand Big Game Fishing Council: Updates, information and Junior Marine Education Programme.

New Zealand Recreational Fishing Council: Updates, news, submissions.

Ministry for the Environment:  Information on the Oceans Policy and other initiatives.

Project Aware:  Marine debris management and sustainable diving practices.

Fiordland Marine Guardians:  Sustainable fishing initiatives in Fiordland – information, news and research.

New Zealand Marine Studies Centre:  Research and teaching resources including the new South and North Island rocky shore species guides.

Greenpeace: Global environmental campaigners with a focus on Defending Our Oceans.

Forest and Bird:  Information and resources including best fish guide.

WWF-NZ:  Information and resources including Hectors and Maui’s dolphin.

New Zealand Trust for Conservation Volunteers: provide a web based platform for environment groups, volunteers, and for all those interested in the environment.

Fisheries 2030: Fisheries 2030 seeks to achieve improved economic benefit through smarter use of our fisheries resources, and provides for increased non-commercial benefits, while protecting the health of the fishery and the marine environment.

Seafood New Zealand:  Information, resources and research.

Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd:  Information and research.

Southern Seabird Solutions:  Information and resources about supporting fishers to help care for our amazing seabirds.

New Zealand Birds Online: The digital encyclopedia of New Zealand birds.

Aquaculture New Zealand:  Information on the aquaculture industry.

Marine New Zealand:  Information, reports, research and resources on marine management, especially in the north Auckland and Northland areas.

LegaSea: The public outreach brand of the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council. We support and promote your interests for conservative management of our precious fisheries resources, to ensure there are abundant fisheries for future generations of Kiwis.

Watersafe Auckland: WaterSafe Auckland Inc. (WAI) is recognised regionally as the coordinating body for drowning prevention, including water safety promotion and education.

Omaha Shorebird Protection Trust

The Last Ocean: Charitable Trust campaigning for the Ross Sea to be made a Marine Protected Area. The Ross Sea is the last place on Earth in which the marine ecosystem is structured by natural rather than human forces.

NZ Coastal Trust

Environmental Defence Society: Including links to a downloadable book on public involvement in managing New Zealands oceans.

Information and Research

LAWA – Land, Air, Water Aotearoa. NZ’s most comprehensive source of water quality, water quantity and air quality data.

Global Partnership for Oceans – Information on why our oceans are so important to us.

World Ocean Radio – A weekly series of 5 minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues.

Department of Conservation:  Information and research (including sharks).

Ministry of Fisheries:  Information, research and resources including the Every Fish Counts campaign and Starfish section.

Sanfords:  Information, research, video coverage.

NIWA:  Search the coasts, oceans and fishing sections for news, research and resources.

Nabis: Underwater mapping.

Marine Reserves:  Bill Ballantine’s website – the origins and theory of marine reserves in New Zealand.  Resources and research.

BOP Polytech Marine Studies:  Information and testimonials on the popular Bay of Plenty Polytech marine studies course.

Marine conservation projects: Get started.

The Thewissen Lab: Marine mammal image info and downloads.

How I fell in love with a fish: Chef Dan Barber talks about fish sustainability on TED (this is cool).

Community Resource Management Act Guide

The Global Bridge: Hectors Dolphins “New Zealand’s marine kiwis”.

Māori

Matakite Productions:  Maori system of time, seasons and industry

DOC article using Maori methods to protect marine areas: How different marine management systems can meet the goals and aspirations of Ngati Konohi in their rohe/coastal area (PDF).

Ministry of Fisheries: Māori Customary Fisheries.

For Kids

A Kid’s Guide to El Nino: A handy and simple guide explaining this global phenomenon that affects our oceans and climate.

Fat Cat and Fish Face:  Childrens’ focus movie and resources featuring the Selfish Shellfish song and Wreck of the Diddley animated clip.

Artsonia – the world’s largest kids’ art museum: Develop a section for marine or ocean art.

WaterLife: a series of educational games about ocean and coastal resources produced by NOAA and Montgomery College. The games provide challenges for students at the fourth through seventh grade levels to learn science content about human impacts on ecosystems and marine species.

Places to Visit

New Zealand’s National Aquarium in Napier: New Zealand’s largest display of aquatic life and unique New Zealand wildlife, including sharks, stingrays, living coral, kiwi, tuatara and a huge range of fish species.

Kelly Tarltons:  Resources for younger people and information on sharks.

Voyager Maritime Museum, Auckland: explore & discover New Zealand’s rich and diverse maritime history. Free for Auckland Region residents.

Te Papa Tongarewa – national museum:  Marine experiences, stories, displays, movies and guided education.

Cool Tools

Love Your Coast: Help to keep beaches rubbish-free, the way they should be. Learn more about the issue, find clean-ups near you, create your own events and share your results.

Marine Metre Squared Project: citizen science is an easy way for anyone to survey the plants and animals living on their local seashore and contribute to a national monitoring programme.

No butts: Get rid of cigarette litter on beaches with this awesome and practical promotional tool.

Explore the Ocean in Google Earth 5

TheBlu – the ocean on the web. A global mission to create an online underwater world for everyone to enjoy.

 

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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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3 days ago

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/
... See MoreSee Less

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