We are Happy Steps early learning centre with children aged 0-5yrs and we would love to explore Seaweek. Our Seaweek plan is: Monday 4th – exploring Marine Metre Squared. Tuesday 5th – exploring the Science Learning Hub and hoping for a visit from Department of Conservation. Wednesday 6th – hoping for a visit from Ministry of Primary Industries and creating Seaweek activities and resources. Thursday 7th – collecting tuatua from Baileys Beach to use for seafood day on Friday in our fritters. Friday 8th – seafood day: Morning tea: shrimp and surimi salad smoked fish dip and crackers. Lunch: fresh fish bites home made hot chips and tomato sauce. Afternoon tea: mussel or tuatua fritters.
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.
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