Photo by Samara Nicholas, Experiencing Marine Reserves www.emr.org.nz
Hosted by the NZ Association for Environmental Education, Seaweek focuses on learning from the sea. It’s about exciting and inspiring all New Zealanders to renew their connections with the sea! Not just for children or those involved with formal education – it’s a time for all of us to get to know our ocean, its habitats, characteristics and inhabitants better.
Seaweek comprises a wide range of events, activities, opportunities, competitions and calls to action.
The Seaweek team are currently building a brand new website - so please bear with us while this is completed. We will be loading 2013 events onto this site until then. If you want to keep up with Seaweek news visit our Facebook page NZAEE Seaweek - thanks for your patience!
Take part in the Marine Metre Squared project and monitor your patch of coastline as part of a nationwide project, which will be launched during Seaweek 2013 - get involved now so you can be part of it for the launch! More details here.
NZAEE Seaweek now has it's very own YouTube Channel - Take a look at our new video from Seaweek 2012 to inspire you.
Learn About and Adopt an Argo Data Float - Argo Floats are a very cool technology that measures temperature and salinity in our oceans. We need this information to help us with climate, weather, and ocean research. They are being used in the Southern Ocean on the Our Far South expedition. Click here to find out more.
Download the new Rocky Shore Colouring Book from the NZ Marine Studies Centre - it's fabulous!
Attention teachers! Check out these great new Science Learning Hub resources for Seaweek 2013 on our Resources Page.
Also for primary school teachers there are resources to support the Argo Floats from the Royal Society and NIWA here.
We have some great new Cool Tools at the bottom of our Links page - check them out, you'll be amazed!
Preparing for Seaweek 2013 - Auckland Teachers attended one of two meetings in the region on 22 November to learn about the theme and resources available for Seaweek 2013 more details here.
If you have ideas or thoughts about Seaweek we’re always keen to hear them! Just contact us!
Thanks so much to everyone who organised or attended a Seaweek 2012 event - last year was fantastic and we're busy working on Seaweek 2013 - so get planning!
NZAEE (the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education) is a national, non-profit organisation that promotes and supports lifelong learning and encourages behaviour that lead to sustainability for New Zealand/Aotearoa. NZAEE is an independent voice for environmental education, empowering people to respect and nurture the environment, recognising its link with the social, cultural and economic aspects of sustainability.
Seaweek is NZAEE’s annual, national flagship event. It is run through NZAEE members and volunteers with support from a wide range of individuals, groups and
organisations. Originally run by the Marine Education Society of Australasia (now part of NZAEE), it was first held in New Zealand in 1992.
Seaweek is funded entirely through sponsorship and in-kind support.
More information about the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education and Seaweek is in the Seaweek strategic plan:
Photo credit: (left) Richard Campbell from Wet Photos, (right) Nicki Wakefield from Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust.