Taranaki is hosting Seaweek 2012 events from Saturday 10 November to Sunday 18 November 2012.
- Where More Wild Things Are - Saturday 10 November, 1.30-3.30 pm
- Coastline Taranaki - A marine based workshop for teachers - Wednesday 14 November, begins 4 pm
- Coastal Care and Surfing Taranaki Microgroms Day - Saturday 17 November, 9am – Midday - POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER - WILL RESCHEDULE
- Jazz by the Sea - Sunday 18 November 4-7pm
When: Saturday 10 November, 1.30 -3.30 pm
Where: Paritutu Centennial Park, New Plymouth - By the carpark, looking over the Islands.
Meet the wild things Captain Cook encountered during his amazing journey to the Sugar Loaf Islands – magic plants, killer fish and secretive sea creatures!
This family friendly event (5 years and upwards) will be filled with games and activities to turn everyone into modern day explorers.
Spot prizes will be given out on the day.
Special appearances from Mimi School, DOC, the Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society and the Grey-Faced Petrel Trust.
When: Wednesday 14 November– begins 4 pm
Part 1 - Learning from the rock pools.
A popular workshop with Kevin Archer from the TRC. Check out the resources, look into trip preparation and do some practical rock pool work. Meet in the car park above the Kawaroa rockpools, New Plymouth at 4 pm.
Part 2 - More on the Coast with DOC, the Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society and Oceans Alive.
Meet at the new Marine Information Centre, next to Chaddy’s, Ocean View Parade, New Plymouth 5.30 pm.
See what the Information Centre can offer, check out the penguin monitoring and simple electronics with Andrew Hornblow from Bright Sparks and see local underwater video, with Oceans Alive.
Find out about coastal monitoring and the Terrain Website your students can use...and more!
When: Saturday 17 November, 9am – Midday
Where: Fitzroy Beach
This is the first of the 4 event series for primary school aged children and families. There is an under 13 event, under 11 and an under 9 event. Just turn up at the Surf Riders Club, Fitzroy Beach, by 9am, to enter. Mums or dads can push surfers off...for a head start!
There willl be Seaweek displays, activities and prizes during the morning and a display from the Taranaki Dog Obedience Club with handy tips to help your pooch become a seabird friendly dog this summer! We’ll finish with a beach clean up and barbecue at the surf riders club.
When: Sunday 18 November 4-7pm
Where: At the New Plymouth Club
The Jazz Club brings you The Great Taranaki Steam Band.
A big concert band with a mighty sound! Grab some friends and soak up the music at the New Plymouth Club, right by the sea.
$16 or $13 if you are a member of the New Plymouth Club
$10 for Jazz Club members and
$4 for students.
Drinks and meals are available.