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Our students had the opportunity to be part of a marine study. They spent a morning at the beach to gather some data.

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Mountains to Sea Wananga - Conference

April 21, 2017, 11:00am - April 23, 2017, 12:00pm

Theme “Citizen Science” for marine and freshwater conservation action and education" Purpose An inspirational professional development and networking opportunity for all those involved or inter...

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Island Bay Marine Education Centre

Island Bay Marine Education Centre

This journey started possibly in 1996 (or before). I was working for Hutt City Council’s Environmental Engineers trying to help educate the general public about water pollution through the stormwater system. Met Victor Anderlini and Judy Hutt by accident and we ended up planning a Wellington-region wide Seaweek campaign together. The philosophy was to use the general public’s interest in charismatic sea creatures (dolphin, whale, octopi) as a means to communicate our anti-pollution messages. The Island Bay Marine Education Centre has since evolved and they are now undertaking region-wide community outreach through both The Octopus Club and Whitebait Connection programme being run in schools.

They have worked very hard to create a sustainable education resource facility for our whole region and the current outreach programme, Whitebait Connection, has had successful uptake with the lower decile schools/disadvantaged areas of Lower Hutt city.
It takes tenacity, a huge personal commitment and faith from the initiators to continue this journey for so many years providing consistent messaging.

Nominated by: Sandy Beath-Croft, Hutt City Council on 8 December 2016

Note: NZAEE Seaweek is not responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied by the person nominating the Ocean Champion nominee.

See all the Seaweek 2017 Ocean Champion nominees here.

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Great work from St Leo's collecting field data for our Marine Metre Squared Hauraki Gulf Monitoring project supported by Foundation North ... See MoreSee Less

Our students had the opportunity to be part of a marine study. They spent a morning at the beach to gather some data.

View on Facebook

Happening this weekend is the Mountains to Sea Wananga - Conference on citizen science so if you'd like to find out more & go along please register online. ... See MoreSee Less

Mountains to Sea Wananga - Conference

April 21, 2017, 11:00am - April 23, 2017, 12:00pm

Theme “Citizen Science” for marine and freshwater conservation action and education" Purpose An inspirational professional development and networking opportunity for all those involved or inter...

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