There are many fantastic resources available for use during Seaweek. We have listed those useful for teachers and others, so check out the downloads, ideas, references and links below:
For more information see our links page to see what else is happening around New Zealand and the Globe.
Download the new rocky shore colouring book from the NZ Marine Studies Centre
and the South Island from the NZ Marine Studies Centre
Free for download below are resources for teachers that have been developed by the Science Learning Hub and NZ Marine Studies Centre (NZMSC) to guide teachers through the marine content on the Science Learning Hub and links to field trips and resources from the NZMSC. Although designed for intermediate students the feedback we have had from teachers is that they would be useful at both primary and secondary level.
Keep the Oceans Clean! With the Auckland Stopover of the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race
Download the free e-book describing the project for schools across New Zealand in conjunction with the Auckland Stopover of the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race.
There's a special Auckland Stopover Schools Programme, free guided school visits to the Auckland Stopover Race Village and a National Competition to enter.
Argos are like Underwater Robots that float around at about 1000m (1 km) below sea level. They float here for 9 days, then sink down to about 2 kilometres of depth before they come up to the surface. On its way up, an Argo Float measures temperature and salinity through the water column. Once it's on the surface, it transmits that data to a satellite and then repeats the process, sinks back down to a 1,000 metres and spends another 9 days drifting around.
For more information about Argos and even ideas on how to adopt an Argo click here
Give Sharks a Fighting Chance – During SeaWeek people can sign the petition demanding stronger protections for shark populations at www.projectaware.org/givesharksachance. We have tools for people to actively collect signatures for us at www.projectaware.org/sharksoutreach - hold a shark presentation, collect signatures in your local store, display a poster during SeaWeek, display e-banner. We’re looking for 100,000 signatures by World Oceans Day so every signature counts.
Underwater Cleanups – Visit www.projectaware.org/cleanup to register a cleanup event and receive tools to help make your cleanup a success.
Useful Resources and Downloads:
Project AWARE Kids Conservation – Lead future generations and help children discover the exciting world of sharks, coral reefs, whales and more. Resources are available for free download including lesson guides and activity books at www.projectaware.org
Educational units for teachers - While they have a Canterbury flavour to them, many of the ideas are generic and could be used throughout New Zealand. They are entitled: The Rocky Shore (2.3MB), Coastal Wetlands (1.7MB) and Coastal Dunes (1.1MB). Download by clicking on the links.
WaterSafe Auckland Inc's Teacher Guide: History and Traditions of the Sea - The sea is important for many people in New Zealand. However, over the years the uses and traditions have changed significantly. This guide looks at transport, fishing and the recent increase of recreational activities. Download it here.
THE END OF THE LINE - TEACHER WORKSHOPS/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES in Northland and Auckland.
Rocky Shore Activities Teaching Resource
Rocky Shore Activity Guide (3.8MB)
Many more ideas and resources can be accessed through the Links page »