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The latest entry in our Seaweek 2019 Junior Ocean Champion Challenge is from James Daniel. James' Challenge is Eastern Beach Rubbish Hunt. He's going to take his friend Spencer, his little sister and her friend Jasmine to see how much rubbish they can pick up on Eastern Beach. Good on you James! Let us know what your Ocean Champion Challenge is and you can win some fantastic prizes including a family pass on Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, Rainbows End passes and Burnsco gift packs from the Auckland Outboard Boating Club and for seniors $500 towards your work from the New Zealand Coastal Society. Entries close 21 Dec so get yours in now! http://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Fantastic entry in our Senior Ocean Champion Challenge from E Wen Wong who is a passionate environmental advocate, innovator, and founder of plastic pollution organisation, P.S. Our Beaches. Her Challenge is to deter the population from plastic litter cultures, while working to dispose of existing accumulation of plastic. She will do this by hosting EnviroPAST – Plastic And Sustainability Talks – which is all about moving forward with plastic pollution and inspiring young people to make real, positive environmental change in their own lives and the lives of others. EnviroPAST will take place on Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th of April 2019. Inspiring stuff thank you E Wen Wong for your passion! Enter your Ocean Champion Challenge today via the Seaweek website - entries close 21 December.
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Last Chance to Nominate your Seaweek 2018 Ocean Champion

Last Chance to Nominate your Seaweek 2018 Ocean Champion

NZAEE Seaweek is looking for the Seaweek “Ocean Champion” for 2018. Nominations close on 31 January so make sure you nominate your favourite person

or group to get them in the running.

Visit the Seaweek website at seaweek.org.nz to nominate your “Ocean Champion” and celebrate all those individuals, groups and organizations who work so hard to look after our seas and the marine life that lives in them.

Voting will take place during February 2018 and nominees are all featured on the Seaweek website www.seaweek.org.nz

The winner will be announced during Seaweek 2018 and will receive a prize package equivalent to at least $500 donated by the New Zealand Coastal Society to support their work.

Seaweek National Coordinator Dr Mels Barton says “We are looking forward to seeing how many more ocean champions we can find this year. There are so many people and groups working away quietly around the country doing their bit to protect our coastline and seas that it’s wonderful to be able to celebrate their work and share their stories. We hope everyone finds it as inspiring as we do because we can all be ocean champions”.

NZAEE also welcomes the return of the Ministry for Primary Industries as a national sponsor for Seaweek 2018 and thanks them and all our sponsors and supporters for their continued commitment to this national week about the sea.

Seaweek 2018 will take place from Saturday 3 March to Sunday 11 March. The theme “Toiora te Moana – Toiora te Tangata, Healthy Seas – Healthy People” will highlight the enormous contribution our beaches, seas and coasts make to our health and wellbeing, and practical steps we can take to keep our coastline and seas healthy for all.

Seaweek 2018 will see more great opportunities and resources to inspire children and communities to get involved in citizen science.

New resources for Seaweek 2018 include an inspirational interactive website from Young Ocean Explorers at www.youngoceanexplorers.com plus a new book “The Ultimate Guide to the New Zealand Seashore” by Sally Carson and Rod Morris.

Events scheduled around the country during Seaweek 2018 will include favourites such as ‘Farewell to the Godwits’ bird watching, clean-ups, adventure races, films, lectures and guided snorkeling trips. Sustainable Coastlines will support clean-ups across all of Tāmaki Makaurau during Seaweek. If you are interested in organising an event contact the Seaweek Regional Coordinator for your area to discuss how they can support you. Their contact details and all events will be available on the Seaweek website.

The Seaweek team would love to hear what events your school or group is doing to explore next year’s Seaweek theme “Toiora te Moana – Toiora te Tangata, Healthy Seas – Healthy People” and help you with publicity and resources. Please let the National Coordinator, Mels Barton know your ideas and plans: mels@subliminal.co.nz

Seaweek 2018 is coordinated by the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) and supported by Foundation North, Department of Conservation, New Zealand Marine Studies Centre (Otago University), Ministry for Primary Industries, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, The National Aquarium – Napier City Council, Wild for Taranaki, New Zealand Coastal Society, Young Ocean Explorers, Experiencing Marine Reserves and many local sponsors.

 

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Sea Week

The latest entry in our Seaweek 2019 Junior Ocean Champion Challenge is from James Daniel. James' Challenge is Eastern Beach Rubbish Hunt. He's going to take his friend Spencer, his little sister and her friend Jasmine to see how much rubbish they can pick up on Eastern Beach. Good on you James! Let us know what your Ocean Champion Challenge is and you can win some fantastic prizes including a family pass on Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, Rainbows End passes and Burnsco gift packs from the Auckland Outboard Boating Club and for seniors $500 towards your work from the New Zealand Coastal Society. Entries close 21 Dec so get yours in now! http://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/ ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Sea Week

Fantastic entry in our Senior Ocean Champion Challenge from E Wen Wong who is a passionate environmental advocate, innovator, and founder of plastic pollution organisation, P.S. Our Beaches. Her Challenge is to deter the population from plastic litter cultures, while working to dispose of existing accumulation of plastic. She will do this by hosting EnviroPAST – Plastic And Sustainability Talks – which is all about moving forward with plastic pollution and inspiring young people to make real, positive environmental change in their own lives and the lives of others. EnviroPAST will take place on Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th of April 2019. Inspiring stuff thank you E Wen Wong for your passion! Enter your Ocean Champion Challenge today via the Seaweek website - entries close 21 December.
http://seaweek.org.nz/e-wen-wong/
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