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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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Start Planning for Seaweek 2019

The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) is delighted to announce the dates and theme for its flagship event Seaweek, to take place from Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 March 2019.

The theme will be “Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas”, highlighting the impact of plastic, litter and other pollutants on our coasts and seas.

NZAEE executive member and Seaweek Programme Manager, Pam Crisp says:

“We’re using the current push to ban single-use plastics as an opportunity to foster critical thinking around the connections between land and sea and ways our actions and choices affect the health of the marine environment. We want everyone to be an ocean champion, and to understand that everything is connected and everything we do makes a difference.”

“Our supporters can see benefit in the educational outcomes we’re achieving from having an annual focus on issues affecting the oceans and ways that communities and schools can get involved. We are delighted that councils and agencies around the country are supporting Seaweek by providing Regional Coordinators who are essential in enabling rich events programmes to be developed for their regions.”

“It’s wonderful that we are able to plan early to grow the event and engage more people in this fun and informative week about the sea. Many thanks to our supporters for their continued commitment to Seaweek.”

Seaweek 2019 is once again supported by Department of Conservation, NZ Marine Studies Centre University of Otago, Greater Wellington Regional Council, The National Aquarium of New Zealand – Napier City Council, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, New Zealand Coastal Society and many local sponsors. Other major sponsors are yet to be confirmed.

The Seaweek team would love to hear what your school or group is doing to explore this year’s theme of Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas” and can help you with publicity and resources. Please let National Coordinator, Mels Barton know your ideas and plans on mels@subliminal.co.nz and visit the Seaweek website at www.seaweek.org.nz to explore the many free resources available.

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 are available on the Seaweek website.

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Sea Week

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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5 days ago

Sea Week

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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