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Sea Week

We challenged everyone who attended a Seaweek 2019 event to submit an Event Report and tell us what they thought about it. Thanks to everyone who took the time to do that, we get some really useful data that we use to let our sponsors know how successful Seaweek is.

We did a prize draw from all those entries and the winner of the Participant Evaluation prize is Vicki Smith from Nelson who attended the EMR Cable Bay Snorkel Day.

The winning Event Coordinator is Jenny Baker from Napier who organised the Hawkes Bay Beach Clean-up.

The winning Regional Coordinator is Nataalia Lunson from DOC in Bay of Plenty West who put on a fantastic programme of events in her first year as a Seaweek Regional Coordinator.

All our winners will receive a copy of Sally Carson & Rod Morris's fantastic book The Collins Guide to the New Zealand Seashore, which is a must have for every home & classroom. Congratulations everyone! Huge thanks to HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand for donating the books for us to give away.
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MARLBOROUGH

DoC Logo SQThere will be lots of Seaweek 2019 events happening in Marlborough and full details will be posted here as we receive them. Contact the Marlborough Regional Coordinators if you’d like to organise an event: Wendy Sullivan – email: wsullivan@doc.govt.nz for Marlborough Sounds and Brett Cowan- email: bcowan@doc.govt.nz for South Marlborough.

 

If you attend a Seaweek 2019 event you can win a copy of The Collins Field Guide to the NZ Seashore by completing one of our online Event Reports to tell us what you enjoyed about the event.

 

Marlborough Seaweek 2019 Events

 

 

Anakiwa Beach visit

Tuesday 5 March 2019, 10.30am – 1.30pm at Anakiwa Beach.

Primary syndicate of Rai Valley Area School are having a day trip to the beach at Anakiwa to explore the rock, mud and sand shore environments.

Please bring your own lunch.

Free event.

Contact: Bonnie Nightingale, email: bonnie.nightingale@rai.school.nz Ph: (03) 571-6016

 

 

Snorkel Long Island

Photo: Experiencing Marine Reserves

 

Sunday 10 March 2019, 9am – 3pm at Long Island, Queen Charlotte Sound.

Snorkel at Long Island and sailing ship wreck in East Bay. 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. Age 11 yrs to 18 yrs. Limit 12.

Bring own lunch, togs/towel, and warm clothes for after

$30 includes snorkel gear and boat costs from Waikawa Dive Centre.

Contact: Waikawa Dive Centre, email: waikawadive@xtra.co.nz Ph: (03) 573-5939

Thanks to Port Marlborough for sponsorship.

 

 

 

Massive Marlborough Clean-Up

 

Saturday 9 March 2019, 10am – 12 noon at Rarangi Beach.

Sunday 10 March 2019, 10am – 12 noon at Picton foreshore. Meet at the playground on the foreshore.

The Massive Marlborough Clean-Up is an annual multi-group/multi-location clean up, supported by the public, businesses and community groups to celebrate Seaweek and clean up our oceans.

There are two public events:
Rarangi Beach, 9th March, 10pm -12pm; Rarangi Community Centre
Picton Foreshore 10th March, 10am – 12pm; playground

Thanks to Conservation Kids NZ and Zoe Luffman for organizing the public events, and sponsorship from Sanford.

Bring solid footwear, appropriate clothing, sunhat and sunscreen and gardening gloves if you have them.

Free event.

Contact: Wendy Sullivan, email: wsullivan@doc.govt.nz Ph: (03) 520-3016

      

 

 

Seaweek Snorkel Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday 5 and Thursday 7 March 2019, 6 – 8.30pm at Picton Foreshore

Waikawa Dive Centre are hosting fun snorkelling lessons followed by a snorkel scavenger hunt on the Picton foreshore.

Aimed for beginners 7 to 14-year-olds. All gear provided. Bookings essential.
Phone: 03 573 5939
Email: waikawadive@xtra.co.nz with height and weight of your child.
Bring togs, towel and warm clothes for after.

Cost: $10, all snorkelling gear provided

Thanks to Port Marlborough for sponsorship.

 

 

Glowing Oceans

Bioluminescent Plankton on the Shores of Hong Kong. Photo: Minecraft

 

Saturday 2 March 2019, 8 – 11.30pm at Queen Charlotte Sound.

A trip out at night to see this bio Luminescence in the sounds. We snorkel under the stars and watch our movement in the water generate a warm blue green glow. 8 years and up. Limit 12.

A special price of $40, includes snorkel gear from Waikawa Dive Centre.

Contact: Waikawa Dive Centre, email: waikawadive@xtra.co.nz Ph: (03) 573-5939

Thanks to Port Marlborough for sponsorship.

 

 

 

Children’s Fish Feed and Snorkel

Photo: Experiencing Marine Reserves

 

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March 2019, 2 – 4.30pm at Queen Charlotte Sound.

MARCH 3 EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED SO WE HAVE ADDED ANOTHER ON SATURDAY 2 MARCH.

Double Cove is a no fishing area, so there are LOTS of fish. A great way to introduce kids (and adults) to snorkelling. 5 yrs and up. Adults welcome. Limit 12.

A special Seaweek price of $40, includes gear and boat costs from Waikawa Dive Centre.

Contact: Waikawa Dive Centre, email: waikawadive@xtra.co.nz Ph: (03) 573-5939

Thanks to Port Marlborough for sponsorship.

 

 

 

Science of the Seas

Wednesday 6 March 2019, 7 – 8pm at ASB Theatre Marlborough, 2 Hutcheson St, Blenheim, Marlborough

Extremely FunEnvironmental Education Science Show for Seaweek 2019.

Science for children and adults and professional development for teachers. Increasing awareness of the state of our oceans, and some fun science, plenty of action, laughter and audience participation.
Sterling Cathman is a primary teacher working in schools nationally to increase knowledge and raise the awareness of science and technology for teachers and the children of tomorrow. He is joined by Richard de Hamel, the marine educator from Otago University.

Our emphasis is on fun, engagement and environmental sustainability. This is achieved through exciting shows and ongoing support for teachers and schools. Cross-curricular materials are shared with schools to make it easier for teachers to teach science/technology. Topics will be:

1) Plastics and how they influence our oceans.
2) Seas warming up and levels rising.
3) Ocean acidification.
4) Climate variables.
5) Managing natural resources.
6) Sustainable fishing.
7) Gases (CO2, ozone).
8) Marine life.
9) Bio-security.
10) Seafood production

Booking essential. Book here: https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=MRSCIENC19&fbclid=IwAR2uziqwil76duYam-aCbdJZiLGpHlF-xisD5opRe3GR6S77KgK1WGcbS_0

Thanks to Cawthron Trust, Fisheries NZ, Sealord and NZ Association of Environmental Education

      

You can download the teacher resources used in this show by clicking here: https://seaweek.org.nz/resources-downloads/#mrscience

 

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Sea Week

Te Atatu Intermediate School found an innovative way to stay dry while studying their @marinemetre2 identification guides in a downpour on the Orangihina Harbourview mudflats today. Great work team! #marinemetresquared #Mm2 #citizenscientists #citizenscience ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Sea Week

We challenged everyone who attended a Seaweek 2019 event to submit an Event Report and tell us what they thought about it. Thanks to everyone who took the time to do that, we get some really useful data that we use to let our sponsors know how successful Seaweek is.

We did a prize draw from all those entries and the winner of the Participant Evaluation prize is Vicki Smith from Nelson who attended the EMR Cable Bay Snorkel Day.

The winning Event Coordinator is Jenny Baker from Napier who organised the Hawkes Bay Beach Clean-up.

The winning Regional Coordinator is Nataalia Lunson from DOC in Bay of Plenty West who put on a fantastic programme of events in her first year as a Seaweek Regional Coordinator.

All our winners will receive a copy of Sally Carson & Rod Morris's fantastic book The Collins Guide to the New Zealand Seashore, which is a must have for every home & classroom. Congratulations everyone! Huge thanks to HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand for donating the books for us to give away.
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