Haere mai! Welcome to NZAEE Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana!

Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana is New Zealand’s annual national week celebrating the sea which takes place from Saturday 29 February to Sunday 8 March 2020.

Hosted by the NZ Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE), Seaweek focuses on learning about the ocean because it is so important to all our lives, no matter how far you are from it! Our mission is about exciting and inspiring all New Zealanders to renew their connections with the sea! This is 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.

We are using the following theme Connecting With Our Seas and whakatauki:
Ko au te moana, ko te moana ko au  –  I am the sea, the sea is me

We would like to highlight the diverse connections and interactions we have with the sea which makes our lives so intertwined with the health of our ocean environment.

Whether you are a Seaweek veteran or this is your first time organising an event, no matter how big or how small, we are here to support and help promote your mahi! If you or your organisation would like to sponsor or support Seaweek 2020 please get in touch with us by emailing seaweek@merc.org.nz 

Subscribe to our Seaweek mailing list and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with all the news – there’s a sign-up box for our mailing list at the bottom right of this page! Seaweek comprises a wide range of events, activities, opportunities, competitions and calls to action. For example you could attend a guided snorkel or a beach cleanup, take part in a planting event or listen to a lecture to broaden your knowledge on various topics relating to the ocean. Our hope is that Seaweek opens your eyes to the impacts we have on our ocean and provides an opportunity to learn about things we can all do to help protect our seas.

To see what is happening in your region for Seaweek 2020 – check out our What’s On pages. Events will be uploaded as we receive them.

 

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OCEAN CHAMPION CHALLENGE

The Ocean Champion Challenge Competition has come to an end and thank you to all those that entered! We will be sharing all the entries on Facebook this week in the order they came in but you can view all 2020 Ocean Champions here!! We invite you to like and share these posts to help… Read More

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*Ocean Champion Entry*

Ocean Champion’s Mia and Ella are year 13 students from Wentworth College and are wanting to address rubbish pollution on their local beaches. Through research and daily practice, they will educate themselves and others to benefit their community.

We think this is a great initiative and it is so awesome to see more young people engaging and campaigning for their local communities! We’re looking forward to hearing more about the girls’ mission to leave beaches cleaner than when they found them.

www.seaweek.org.nz/ocean-champion-challenge-entries-2020/
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