There will be lots of Seaweek 2017 events happening in Waikato and full details will be posted here as we receive them. Contact the Waikato Regional Coordinator if you’d like to organise an event: Noelene Smith – email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Maria Murphy – email: email@example.com, phone: 07 260 2005 / 027 699 2001
Seaweek 2017 Events:
- Climate Change Education Forum – Thursday 2 March 2017
- Science in the Community – Friday 17 March 2017
- Maui Dolphin Day – Saturday 18 March 2017
Thursday 2 March 2017 at 6.30pm at The library, Rototuna High School, Kimbrae Drive, Hamilton.
This is a forum for people to learn how to educate others about climate change. It will take the form of some short presentations about aspects of dealing with climate change (knowledge, teaching processes, activism) followed by small group workshops where you can work out your ideas and hear from more experienced people.
Contact: Valerie Bianchi email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: (027) 664-8372
Free event, and refreshments will be served.
Saturday 18 March 2017 in Raglan.
You are warmly invited to Maui Dolphin Day on the 18th of March in beautiful Whaingaroa. Please contact our Maui Dolphin Day Coordinator, Bexie Towle, at email@example.com if you are interested in booking a stall to promote your organisation, would like to register for the recycle raft race or have any queries about the day. Throughout the event, youth performances, kapa haka, dance and bands will provide entertainment on stage. You are also invited to take to the stage – please contact Bexie if interested.
Maui Dolphin Day is a collaborative community festival which highlights the endangered Maui Dolphin, the importance of our marine environment and our community’s creative spirit. We aim to keep this day a celebratory event focussing on the positive actions that we can take rather than any negative aspects. Please keep this in mind while planning your stall.
Our focus is what coastal communities like ours can do to save the Maui Dolphin. In our promotional lead up to the event we will be talking to the community (local radio, newspaper, social media and centre promotion) about the work other organisations are doing to save Maui Dolphins – sending the positive message that together we CAN save the worlds rarest dolphin. It’ll be a good opportunity to let Raglan know about the good work you are doing that helps contribute to the conservation of this species.
Friday 17 March 2017, time and venue TBC.
This year we’re also supporting DOC to bring science to the community on the night before Maui Dolphin Day (Fri 17th March). Experts will provide some insight into the work they’re doing in this marine space. Stay tuned for more details.
Why not grab a Marine Metre Squared kit and go out to discover what lives on your local shore?