There will be lots of Seaweek 2019 events happening in Nelson / Tasman and full details will be posted here as we receive them. Contact the Nelson / Tasman Regional Coordinator if you’d like to organise an event: Jude Heath – email: phone: 021 063 6785


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.


Nelson / Tasman Seaweek 2019 Events



Seaweek Environmental Challenge

Thursday 28 February 2019.

Email for more information:

Teams to be registered by 18 Feb 2019. Open to all primary schools in the Nelson / Tasman District.



Science of the Seas

Friday 8 March 2019, 7 – 8pm at Theatre Royal Nelson, 78 Rutherford Street, Nelson.

Extremely Fun Environmental 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:

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:



Cable Bay Snorkel Day

Saturday 2 March 2019, 9am – 1pm at Cable Bay, North Nelson.

Experience the marine life beneath the surface of Cable Bay close to the Horoirangi Marine Reserve. All snorkel gear and snorkel guides provided. For 5 year olds and above. 15 year olds and under must be accompanied by an adult. No snorkel experience necessary. Arrive and register anytime between 9.00am and 12.00pm. Donations welcomed.

A Sea Week celebration with other marine activities and information including beach clean up and rock pool exploration. Hosted by Experiencing Marine Reserves.
Supported by Port Nelson, Department of Conservation, Tasman Bay Guardians, Cawthron Institute, NZ Marine Studies Centre and Whenua Iti Outdoors.

Contact: Jude Heath, email:



Marine Metre Squared

Why not grab a Marine Metre Squared kit and go out to discover what lives on your local shore?

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