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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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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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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 16) and senior.

Junior entrants will describe their challenge and publicise it on their school blog or Facebook page. Entries will all go into a prize draw for a selection of fantastic spot prizes from Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari and the Outboard Boating Club.  

   

Senior entrants will outline their challenge on the Seaweek website. Voting will take place online during February to choose the winner, who will receive a prize package equivalent to at least $500 from the  New Zealand Coastal Society in support of their work.

Nominees will all be featured on the Seaweek website and social media channels and  the winners will be announced during Seaweek 2019.

To enter your ‘Ocean Challenge’, visit the Seaweek website:  seaweek.org.nz and tell us your creative ideas for improving our marine environment.

“We are looking forward to seeing what creative ideas our ocean champions can come up with this year. There are so many people and groups working away quietly around the country doing their bit to protect our coastline and seas and 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 if we rise to the challenge we set ourselves”, says Seaweek’s National Coordinator Dr Mels Barton.

Seaweek 2019 will take place from Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 March. The theme Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas” will highlight practical steps we can take to keep our coastline and seas healthy for all.

For information and resources and to find out what events will be taking place in your region, visit the Seaweek website www.seaweek.org.nz

The Seaweek team would love to hear what events your school or group is doing to explore next year’s Seaweek theme Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas” and help you with publicity and resources. Please let the National Coordinator, Mels Barton know your ideas and plans: mels@subliminal.co.nz

Seaweek 2019 is coordinated by the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) supported by Foundation North, Department of Conservation, Fisheries New Zealand, New Zealand Marine Studies Centre (Otago University), Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, The National Aquarium – Napier City Council, Kiwi North, Wild for Taranaki, New Zealand Coastal Society, Young Ocean Explorers, Experiencing Marine Reserves, Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust, Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, Outboard Boating Club, Canoe and Kayak, Fish4all, Harper Collins Publishers and many local sponsors.

Links:

NZAEE Seaweek seaweek.org.nz

New Zealand Coastal Society coastalsociety.org.nz

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari whalewatchingauckland.com

Outboard Boating Club www.obc.co.nz

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New Supporters for Seaweek 2019

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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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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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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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